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Blood Bank

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In the Blood Bank of Hospital H+ Los Cabos, we must have enough blood to attend to each of the eventualities that may arise. Without these reserves, people's lives could be compromised, so it is essential that each patient has their own donors.

We work with the strictest standards of quality, providing a high-level service, so that each stage of the process is safe. Once we receive the blood to be donated, compatibility studies are performed to ensure successful acceptance by the patient.

It is important to clarify that donating blood does not cause pain, does not weaken, does not influence mood, and does not spread any disease.

Requirements to donate:

  • Valid official ID with photograph.
  • Fasting from 4 to 8 hours.
  • Age between 18 and 65 years.
  • Minimum weight of 50 kg.
  • No known recent illness.
  • Not having suffered from hepatitis B or C. Donors who have suffered from hepatitis type A, before the age of 10, are accepted.
  • Not having suffered from sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, gonorrhea, others).
  • Not having multiple partners or sexual contacts with strangers.
  • Not having received an organ transplant.
    If diabetic, not being treated with insulin.
  • In case of hypertension, being under control.
  • Not using intravenous or inhaled drugs.
  • Not be pregnant or nursing.
  • In the last 12 months, not having had tattoos, acupuncture, mesotherapy, transfusions, catheterizations nor endoscopies.
  • In the last 6 months, not having had surgery, a major accident, mononucleosis, toxoplasmosis and/or meningitis.
  • In the last 28 days, not having received any of the following vaccines: tuberculosis, measles, rubella, mumps, yellow fever, cholera and/or influenza. In the last 14 days, not having received the COVID-19 vaccine (Sinovac and Cansino).
  • In the last 12 hours, not having ingested alcoholic beverages, marihuana, or any narcotic.


  • Men can donate four times a year, and women three.
  • Menstruating women may donate, unless they suffer from symptoms associated with menstruation.

Blood is life. Give + life to the ones who need it.

Be part of the H+ donors club!

Appointments: 624 104 9300 ext. 3219.

Contact for Hemotherapy: bancodesangrecabos@hmas.mx


If you wish to make an arrangement with Banco de Sangre H+:

Lic. Juan Fernando Sáenz

Frequently Asked Questions

By donating blood, you become a hero, saving lives. In addition, it is beneficial in different manners related to health for the recurring donor. There is a constant need for regular donations, since blood is not manufactured, we obtain it through voluntary and altruistic donors, in addition, blood can only be kept for a limited time and then it is no longer usable.
Blood components are required in accidents, operations, organ transplants, cancer treatments, some types of anemia, patients with severe burns, and others. Separation of blood into its components allows to give each patient what they need.
Initially, you are required to be between 18 and 65 years old and weigh more than 50kg. You can see other requirements directly at the H+ Blood Bank. In addition, during the medical consultation, you will be given a health questionnaire and physically examined to ensure blood donation is safe for you and the recipient.

The total time of the procedure is estimated at around 2 hours. The time may vary depending on the number of donors present in the blood bank.

Women can donate 3 times a year, that is, every 4 months. Men can donate up to 4 times, that is, every 3 months.
No, you can’t. To donate blood, you must not show any sign of illness.
Depending on the place you have visited, we take into account if they are considered endemic areas for certain diseases. Therefore, traveling to some foreign countries may make donors ineligible to donate.
Most medications do not prevent you from donating blood. Still, we ask you 5 days off medication before donating. Common medications such as blood pressure monitors, birth control pills, and over-the-counter medications do not affect your eligibility.
It depends on the vaccine you have received. Donors who have been vaccinated against chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella, and smallpox, or those who have received oral polio vaccine, should wait four weeks after vaccination.
If it has been more than 1 year since you had the procedure, you can donate.
Yes, menstruating women can donate blood, unless, by checking the hematocrit and/or hemoglobin, it is detected that the level is lower than required.
No. The material used for the extraction is sterile and single use. In addition, the donation is made under medical supervision and the procedures implemented are safe for the donor.
It is just a minor discomfort. Both the extraction material and the health personnel are specially prepared to cause the least damage.
Because the blood bags are designed for 450 cc. An amount that cannot be extracted from a person weighing less than 50 kg.
In the case of tobacco, it is recommended not to smoke during the 12 hours prior the donation. Afterwards, it is recommended to wait at least two hours to avoid dizziness. Alcohol consumption before donation can contraindicate it, depending on when and how much was consumed. After donating, wait a few hours before drinking any alcoholic beverage.
In the hours following a blood donation, physical exercise should be avoided, since it can cause dizziness.
Except for lipemia cases, you can safely donate it.
Yes, they can. Only if you are diabetic with insulin treatment, you cannot donate blood since the donation can affect the donor. In the case of diabetics treated with diet or oral antidiabetics (pills), they can donate blood.
No, you can't. You must wait at least six months from delivery, or from the end of breastfeeding if any. In case of abortion, it is only needed to maintain a quarantine equal to the gestation period.
In case of hepatitis A, yes, you can. But only if you had it before the age of 10. In case of hepatitis B or C, you cannot.
No, it isn't. During the donation process, only about 450ml of blood is extracted, which does not affect your body weight. In addition, said volume of extracted blood is replaced during the first hours of post-donation hydration.
No, it doesn’t. Most human beings easily tolerate the extraction of a blood volume no greater than 15% of the total circulating blood. If a person meets the minimum weight requirement (50kg), the volume that is extracted (+450ml) will never exceed this 15%, which explains why adverse events are very rare. Although it is advised to reduce physical exertion and increase fluid intake on the day you donate, from the following day you can carry out any activity normally. The number of cells that are removed are also not enough to alter the body's ability to fight infection.
No, it can’t. Blood donation does not cause anemia. The human being has about 5 liters of blood, and when donating, only about 450 ml are extracted. In addition, within the initial filters, we quantify your hemoglobin level to ensure that you are within safe parameters, so that donating does not affect you in the least.
In 24 hours, our body has recovered the volume of liquid it had before the donation and is in normal conditions. It will take 72 hours for the level of platelets to equalize.
Physically, it has no negative effects. On rare occasions, it can cause slight dizziness, which can be avoided if medical advice is followed.
It is the donation made before a scheduled surgical operation. The patient, under medical control and with the necessary iron supply, has his blood extracted, which will be preserved and stored so as to cover the needs that may arise during the surgical procedure.
0+ blood is the most common blood type in Mexico. Still, type 0- is considered the universal donor since this blood type can donate to all types.

The person willing to donate attends the blood bank and: 1.- Their personal information is taken pre-donation. 2.- A quick blood test is done to quantify their hemoglobin levels and assess if it is within the required level for donation. 3.- If fit for donation in the laboratory, the donor will have an interview with a trained physician who determines if they can donate blood (all information provided to the doctor is confidential). Afterwards, the donor signs a consent to carry on with the extraction. 4.- We proceed to the extraction, which is done by trained personnel following strict safety, quality, hygiene, and comfort standards. 5.- After donating, the donor receives a snack and post-donation counseling.

Contact us at (624) 104 9300 at extension 3277 and ask to be connected to the Blood Bank from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.