Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Caja needs blood donors

May 14, 2012

The National Blood Bank urgently needs donors of all blood types to maintain reserves for routine surgical procedures at Social Security System, or Caja, hospitals.

National Blood Bank Director Erna Meléndez said “current reserves are not enough to handle any massive emergency situation.”

Officials from San José’s Hospital México also asked for public support to help them overcome shortages of A and O blood types, both negative and positive.

Requirements for donors are: aged 18-65, weight of more than 50 kilograms and identification. Doctors say fasting is unnecessary and a light breakfast is recommended.

National Blood Bank facilities are located on the south side of the catholic church in the southeastern district of Zapote, Mon.-Fr., 7 a.m.-2:30p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m.-noon. For more info, call: 2283-3121.

Hospital Mexico’s blood bank is open Mon.Thur., 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sat. 7 a.m.-noon.

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 23
Costa Rica
5474 views
Costa Rica
5474 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Wednesday, September 23

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2020

Costa Rica announced 21 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 781, according to official data…

Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa named as World Surfing Reserve
Costa Rica
11817 views
Costa Rica
11817 views

Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa named as World Surfing Reserve

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2020

Save The Waves Coalition has named Playa Hermosa in Garabito, Puntarenas as a World Surfing Reserve (WSR), the non-profit announced…

Costa Rican Presidency makes its case for IMF loan
Costa Rica
830 views
Costa Rica
830 views

Costa Rican Presidency makes its case for IMF loan

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency hopes to generate internal support before its planned negotiations for $1.75 billion from the International Monetary Fund…