INFORMATION FOR THE FOREIGN BLOOD DONORS!
During the whole blood donation, communication takes place in Hungarian.
Blood donors must fill out a questionnaire in Hungarian before donating blood.
When you register for blood donation, please note that the Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service (OVSz) cannot provide an interpreter for the non-Hungarian speakers.
If you come to the blood donation with an external interpreter or translator, expect that the interpreter must be present during the entire blood donation process.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Who can be a blood donor?
The principle of blood donation is that only healthy people can donate blood, thus protecting the health of both the blood donor and the patient receiving the blood. Blood donation is open to people over the age of 18 but not being 65 yet and weighs at least 50 kg. For first blood donation the upper age limit is 60 years. Women can donate blood up to 4 times and men up to 5 times a year. Another important criterion is that at least 56 days must elapse between two blood donations, as our body needs this amount of time to regenerate.
The course of blood donation
The blood donation takes about 1 hour. Blood donation is not a laboratory blood sampling, no need to arrive with an empty stomach. Before blood donation drink plenty of fluids and eat as usual, avoiding fatty foods.