The Blood bank does not always credit blood, as with alot of things in Belize it all depends, what day, who is in charge etc. Twice friends of mine have gone to give blood to different friends. One time 5 people went over and were told the patient already got his blood. The 5 people said they would give to put in the blood bank and they were all told no thanks, so they left scratching thiers heads in confusement. Sader story of a group of people going over to give to someone else, this person also needing 3 pints, with4 people going and only 1 person with matching type. They took the blood from the one person, the other two thought they could give blood in exchange for the right type, they were also told no, and they did not even want thier blood for any type of blood bank, thier blood was tested clean. I for the life of me dont understand why they dont take donors blood to hold for emergencies, if its just because the lab people were off that day or what. The 2nd person actually died. So if you can find the blood type and get folks to go with that type it seems safer. I cant give blood, my heart goes out to you all.