The Belize National Blood Transfusion Service In collaboration With The San Pedro Cancer Society

It is through the collaborative efforts of:
The Belize Blood Donor Service, Belize Council for the Visually Impaired, Belize Diabetes Association San Pedro Branch, Escape Day Spa, National Drug Abuse Control Council San Pedro Branch, San Pedro Cancer Society, San Pedro Lions Club, The Palms and Tropic Air that we are pleased to announce a health fair set for Saturday, 8th of September, 2012.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am at the Lions Den. Services provided will include:

Drug Abuse Education and Information Complimentary (NDACC)
Blood Donations A call to all blood donors (BBDS & SPCS)
Blood Glucose Test Complimentary (BDA San Pedro Branch)
Stress Relief Massages Complimentary (Escape Spa)
Eye Exams Complimentary (SP Lions Club & BCVI)

Food and Drinks will be on sale. Any other organizations or entities that can contribute or be a part of the Health Fair, please contact us as soon as possible.

Miguel Perez
Coordinator
600-2129
miguelperez_13@hotmail.com

Requirements:
-Age must be from 18 65
-Must have eaten an adequate sized meal before blood donation
-Must wait three months after the last blood donation
-Last tattoo must be at least a year old
-Must be a week after last menstruation
-Must be a year since last major surgery, transfusion of blood, pregnancy, miscarriage
-Must wait two years after last malaria infection

Facts About Blood:
-Blood is not sold
-Blood is a living tissue
-The average adult has between 10 12 pints of blood of which only 8 pints are used at a time.
-Iron content and blood grouping is checked before each donation.

You Cannot Donate Blood If You:
Have HIV, Hepatitis, Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease or if you are presently ill.