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Blood Transfusion

Overview

Blood Transfusion Services (BTS) is a national programme that aims to support the recruitment and retention of blood donors.  The donated blood is used to save lives.

Who is eligible?
  • Healthy individuals aged between 16 and 65 years.
  • Weighing more than 50 kilograms (kg).

A healthy person means any individual without an ailment that could be passed on to another person through blood transfusion.

How do I get this service?
  • Visit one of the donation centres and go through the screening process (hemoglobin, blood pressure & weight) and counselling. 
  • Participate during the National Blood Donation campaigns.
What supporting documents are required?
  • National identity card (Omang).
  • Passport for non-citizens.
How long will this service take?

 Immediate

How much does it cost?

No cost

Where can I obtain this service?
  • Blood Donation Centre Francistown host at Barclay Plaza, Tel No: (+267) 2402234/ 30. ​​
  • Gaborone National Blood Transfusion Centre, Old Government Gazette Building, Main Mall, Tel: (+267) 3686700/ 3901134.
  • Molepolole, Scottish Livingstone Hospital.
  • Mahalapye, Mahalapye District Hospital.
  • Serowe, Sekgoma Memorial Hospital.
  • Maun, Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital.
Where can I get more information on this Service

Ministry of Health and Wellness

Department of Health Services Management
Blood Transfusion Services
Old Government Gazette Building
Plot 1181/2, Main Mall
Private Bag 0057
Gaborone
Botswana


Tel. (+267) 3686700/ 3904482/ 3974482
Fax.  (+267) 39105663132874
Email.
bloodservices [at] gov.bw ()
Website. www.moh.gov.bw​

Opening hours: 07:30 to 16:30, Monday – Friday, except for public holidays.  Open during lunch hour 12:45 – 13:45 weekdays.

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