As Qatar is witnessing rapid growth in all fields, especially in the health sector, the Blood Donor Center’s main target is to attract voluntary blood donors in order to meet the needs of both public and private hospitals in Qatar.
Recruiting between 80 – 150 donors per day, the centre has recorded 100% blood sufficiency within the past three years. The procedure for donating blood at the centere, including donor registration, a medical interview, physical examination and assessment as well as blood collection and post donor care, lasts for about one hour.
Work Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 am – 10 pm (the last donor is accepted at 9 pm); Saturday 8 am – 8 pm (last donor accepted at 7 pm); on Friday the Blood Donor Center is normally closed but may open for special events and at times of shortage. Members of the public wishing to donate blood can call 4439 1081/2 to see if it is open before visiting on Fridays.
The ‘Doha Model’ Organ Donation and Transplant Center is an internationally acclaimed centre that practices high professional and ethical standards. The Doha Donation Accord, prepared by HMC and endorsed by world-leading international experts in the field of organ donation and transplantation, ensures ethical, equitable, safe and legal processes for organ donation. The national organ donation and transplantation programme supports the vision of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of ‘Healthcare for all’.
As a result of ongoing awareness campaigns, the number of registered donors has grown significantly to reach around 190,000. The Donor Registry is unique in its design and includes 108 nationalities. Deceased organ donations and living organ donations have increased to make the number of transplant surgeries recently completed the highest since the start of the programme.