DHA: Dubai receives more than 41,000 blood donors in 2020

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The Dubai Blood Donation Centre has received more than 41,000 donors in 2020.

That's according to the Dubai Health Authority, which revealed that a fixed blood donation tent has been set up next to the centre to ensure that social distancing guidelines are being followed.

A total of 42,493 blood units were issued, out of which 26,959 blood units were distributed to DHA hospitals, from the beginning of the year until August 18.

Meanwhile, over 15,540 units were issued to private hospitals across the emirate.

According to health officials, Dubai provides around 50 per cent of the total blood collected throughout the country.

Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said, "The tent can smoothly process 70 -250 donors a day. The centre has a spacious waiting area and post-donation refreshment area. It is equipped with 12 beds and modern medical equipment. It also has a personal sanitisation tunnel, thermal camera and follows a frequent cleaning policy for beds and surfaces after each donor." 

The Dubai Blood Donation Centre strives to ensure that there is a sufficient supply of blood available for patients in need by implementing best practices in order to enhance the safety of blood transfusion.

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