The Canarian Institute of Hemodonation and Hemotherapy, dependent on the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, has issued a statement in which it warns about the decrease in blood reserves if the number of donations does not rise in the coming weeks. In addition to the possibility of donating blood in the public hospitals of the Archipelago, and fixed donation points, the ICHH maintains active temporary extraction points in Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura as of next Monday.
In the Canary Islands, 300 daily donations are needed to meet the needs of hospital centers and that is why it is necessary to maintain a constant number of donations throughout the year, every 3 months in the case of men and every 4 months in the case of men. Women’s. This is why ICHH insists the Canarian population in planning blood donations before or during the holidays, especially those who plan to travel outside the Archipelago.
In the case of Gran Canaria, there will be temporary extraction points in Arucas, Agaete, in the Alcampo Shopping Center (Telde); in Santa Lucía de Tirajana and in San Mateo. Likewise, the blood donation point located inside the 7 Palmas Shopping and Leisure Center in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will remain operational until Wednesday, August 25, and a new temporary point will be opened in the Rayco Neighbor Association of Loin Los Frailes.
Regarding fixed points, the ICHH makes its headquarters on the street at Alfonso XIII available to the population; and you can also go to other fixed points of the Canarian Transfusion Network such as the Maternal-Infant University Hospital of the Canary Islands; the Doctor Negrín University Hospital of Gran Canaria, and the Insular University Hospital of Gran Canaria, where you can donate from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (it has a donor ford in both cases). It is not necessary to make an appointment at these points.