Designated donations requires quite a bit of planning. Before the transfusion takes place, we’ll first need to obtain, test and process the required number of units. The request for designated donations has to come from the patient and not the donor (the patient has to select the donors and advise us of who they have selected).
Donations can only be scheduled once the following has been received:
- request form from the clinician indicating number and type of products required
- consent form from the patient
- copies of blood group and blood group antibody results for the patient and potential donors
Designated donors must be in good health and meet all WCBS routine donor acceptance criteria.
As a designated donor, you’ll be required to complete our standard donor questionnaire. Recipients will also have to supply a donation request form completed by their doctor.
Donations are scheduled at the premises in Ndabeni.