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Blood Donation Center


To provide our patients with the safest, most effective, and most adequate blood and blood product supply, we established 57357’s blood donation center to disseminate the culture of blood donation in Egypt.

57357’s blood donation center is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment, adequate infrastructure, and trained manpower to provide safe and adequate blood and blood products to maximize the usage of donated blood and its components.

Hospital 57357’s Blood donation center is responsible for collecting and storing high-quality blood through volunteers’ donations in a timely and responsive manner to satisfy our patients' rapidly changing and varied needs and screening for all transfusion-transmitted infections.

Whole blood and blood products donated to 57357 can directly affect the treatment of our patients as they are liable to need blood transfusions during the treatment period due to the following reasons:

  • The effect of cancer on the patient’s general health and his exposure to anemia and deficiency of red blood cells.
  • Chemotherapy affects bone marrow's ability to produce red blood cells and may lead to red blood cells and platelet cracking.
  • Blood transfusion during surgery to compensate for blood loss.

Did you know?

  • There is no substitute for blood. When a patient receives blood, a generous donor (you) gives it in advance.
  • Your blood donation can save up to three lives as the one blood unit could be processed into three different components (packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, and platelets), which are needed regularly for all the patients of 57357.
  • You have about 6:7 liters of blood in your body; when you donate, you give only approximately half a liter or less, and your body can replenish it quickly.
  • Donating blood refreshes your blood circulation, increasing energy levels and reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • 57357 blood transfusion center helps more than 2000 patients/month and provides them with more than 30000 units of blood/year and about 70000 units of platelet/year.
  • People in need may not live without it. We rely on the generous support of volunteer blood donors every day.