UWIBDF Twenty-Fourth Voluntary Blood Drive

Event Date(s): 11/06/2022


The UWI Blood Donor Foundation will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex Blood Bank. 

This will be a PURELY VOLUNTARY blood drive, which has tremendous benefits. Your blood donation can help save the lives of people who need blood transfusions.  

You are all familiar with the usual requirements:

  • Weight 110 pounds, no recent viral infection
  • No recent travel to malarial countries or countries in South, Central or Latin America
  • Tattoos and piercings must be over a year old
  • No recent dental extractions

but some additional regulations will apply because of COVID-19:

  • Donors who have tested positive for or have had symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or have a history of travel to an affected country in the past 28 days should not donate.
  • Donors must strictly follow appointments to allow a smooth flow and maintenance of social isolation guidelines. Make an appointment using the following link: https://forms.gle/XKwGmxNFXfwexQxz5
  • Donors should arrive as close to their appointment as possible to avoid congestion.
  • Donors should leave as soon as possible after donation and rehydration to prevent crowding.
  • Donors should report the occurrence of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test that occur within 28 days after donation.  
  • Donors who received the COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to donate once they are well.

COVID-19 is not spread by blood donation or transfusion. Please note that facilities will be in place to allow hand-sanitization and facilitate social distancing. We will be coordinating using WhatsApp and text messaging. We look forward to seeing you at the blood drive. Thank you!

Check out the Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/2sFCYlz1n For information about the health criteria for donating blood: http://uwiblood.com/health-criteria-for-blood-donation/

 For further info contact: 290 0600, 778 8782, 492 4739 or 390 1611

Open to: | General Public |