Donating blood is one of the most important ways in which we can have a positive impact on our community. It is safe and takes little time and can help to save the life of someone in urgent need of a transfusion. With that in mind, Jiahui Health is holding their annual blood donation event from 9am to 3pm on March 30, 2023. Find out how to register and get more information on donating blood through the article below.
Every second, three people need a blood transfusion.
Donating blood saves lives.
Since 2019, Jiahui Health has held a blood donation event every year. To date, Jiahui’s blood donation events have resulted in:
- 119,000+ ml of blood donated
- 600+ blood donations
This year, the Jiahui blood donation event will take place on 30 March 2023, from 09:00 to 15:00. Register as a blood donor now and let’s save lives together!
Please scan the QR code below or click here to register.
Blood donation information
Before donating blood, please read the below information carefully.
How long do I have to wait to donate blood after I have received the Covid-19 vaccine?
A blood donation can be made after 48 hours of receiving an inactivated Covid-19 vaccination. For other types of Covid-19 vaccinations, you should wait at least 14 days before donating blood (excluding live attenuated vaccines).
How long do I have to wait to donate blood after a Covid-19 infection?
You can donate blood 7 days after recovering from upper respiratory symptoms, and 7 days after receiving a positive Covid-19 nucleic acid or antigen test result. Patients with severe or critical infections can donate blood 6 months after recovering.
Blood donor eligibility criteria
- Aged between 18 – 55 years old
- Women must have a weight of > 45kg, men must have a weight of > 50kg
- Have not donated whole blood within the last 6 months
Additionally, according to the relevant regulations, you cannot donate blood in the following cases:
- You have been vaccinated against MMR, rabies, and hepatitis B, or received other similar vaccinations within the last year.
- You have taken cold medicine, painkillers, or any other medication within the past 7 days.
- You have received oral treatment (including teeth cleaning) within the past 3 days.
- You have undergone a tooth extraction or other outpatient surgery within the past 2 weeks.
- Women during their menstrual period, or within 3 days before or after.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- You have recovered from a respiratory tract infection or acute gastroenteritis in the past week.
- You have received a blood transfusion within the last year.
- You have undergone surgery within the last 6 months.
- You have had skin inflammation within the previous week.
- You have a blood or immune system disease.
In order to ensure the safety of the donor as well as the blood, blood donations from people infected with Covid-19 must be prevented. Therefore, in addition to a basic physical examination and blood screening, blood donors will also be required to complete a Covid-19 declaration.
Precautions before & after donating blood
- Please bring your passport or Chinese ID card to the blood donation event.
- Within 24 hours before and after donating blood, please drink plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
- Maintain healthy eating habits and avoid high-fat and high-salt foods.
- A few days before donating blood, it is recommended to eat foods that are rich in iron, such as spinach, broccoli, red meat, etc.
- Please ensure you get enough good quality sleep the day before donating blood.
- On the day of donation, please eat breakfast and do not donate blood on an empty stomach. Light meals will be available at the blood donation event.
- During the blood donation process, please wear a mask and take the necessary personal protective measures at all times. Please follow instructions from staff and cooperate with the examination and disinfection procedures.
- Avoid high-intensity exercise the day after donating blood.
- Prevent water from directly contacting the area on your arm that you donated blood from for 24 hours after donating.