The Canarian Institute of Hemodonation and Hemotherapy (ICHH), dependent on the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, will launch a temporary donation point in the Gran Canaria municipality of Valleseco next week.
The ICHH reminds the population that has donated blood during the last visit to the municipality that they can now donate again. Men can do it up to 4 times a year and women 3 times, with a minimum interval of 60 days between donations.
The Valleseco City Council has provided the ICHH with a room in the Doctor Juan Díaz Rodríguez Auditorium located at Párroco José Hernández Acosta Street, number 10, where a temporary donation point will be set up from March 9 to 12.
A hemodonation device will attend the donor population from Tuesday to Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., by requesting an appointment by calling 012 or 928 301 012 (option 8) Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or by filling in the prior appointment form published on the website efectodonacion.com. Before going to donate, it is advisable to review the information published on this same web page in the Information and Protocol tabs, to familiarize yourself with the established security measures.
Requirements for donation
The basic requirements to donate blood are to be in good general health, be between 18 and 65 years of age, weigh more than 50 kg and, in the case of women, not be pregnant.
In addition, in the current circumstances, it is necessary to meet some additional requirements such as: not having cough or respiratory symptoms, not having been diagnosed or having been in contact with people affected by COVID-19 and not having traveled outside the Canary Islands in the last 14 days.
Fixed points in Gran Canaria
The fixed point of the Provincial Bank of Las Palmas located at Calle Alfonso XIII, number 4, in the capital of Gran Canaria, serves donors from Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and from 3:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. appointment request, and has a ford reserved for donors.
You can also donate at the fixed points of the Canarian Transfusion Network on the Island, without the need for a prior appointment, within the scheduled times in each of them. At the Dr. Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria the hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; at the Maternal-Infant University Hospital, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and at the Insular University Hospital of Gran Canaria, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All these points have parking spaces reserved for donors and are closed on public holidays.