Join Sundas Foundation Blood Donors Club

The only source of blood is healthy volunteer donors. As cancer patients need blood transfusions during their treatment, at Sundas Foundation, we need more than 65 bags of blood and blood components every day. One bag of blood can save more than one life.

To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay, the education of health care professionals and the public and perform research into the causes and treatment of cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any healthy individual can donate blood. Before taking blood, some questions related to your health will be asked to make sure that you can donate blood.

No, if you have a history of jaundice in the past, you need to be screened for hepatitis before donating blood.

Yes. The body contains 10 to 12 pints of blood.

For a whole blood donation, approximately one pint (which weighs about one pound-up to 500 ml) is collected.

The interval between blood donations should be at least 8 weeks.

Be sure to eat well at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of fluids.

No more than a pinch in the beginning! Our skilled phlebotomists make donating blood as painless and comfortable as possible.

No each blood bag and its needle are sterile and disposable.

Not long at all. The volume of fluids will adjust within a few hours of your donation. The red blood cells will be replaced within a few weeks.

You should drink plenty of fluids during the first few hours following the donation. As for food, you can have your own regular meals..

Smoking is better avoided for at least 2 hours after donating blood because it may result in dizziness and a fainting attack. Remember, smoking is dangerous to your health anyway!

After blood is drawn, it is tested for Blood Group, Hepatitis B & C, HIV (AIDS Virus) and certain other infectious diseases to ensure the donor and the patient’s safety.

Each unit of whole blood may be separated into several components. Blood may be stored up to 35 days. However at SKMCH&RC, blood is utilized shortly after collection.