8th November 2023 - Blood Donor Screening
The KEMH Laboratory will be holding a screening session for blood donors on Wednesday 8th November 2023 between the hours of 08:30 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00.
We are happy to accept any potential donors on the day, please just pop into the session held at 8b St Mary’s Walk (First building next to the KEMH car park, it will be sign posted).
No appointment needed, but it may be beneficial to download and pre-fill the emergency donor screening questionnaire below, please note that this form must be printed double-sided if it is to be accepted. Alternatively, questionnaires will be available to complete on the day.
The results of your blood tests and the responses on your screening questionnaire will be reviewed by the Defence Pathology transfusion specialists who will then indicate to the KEMH Laboratory which individuals are cleared for inclusion on the KEMH Emergency Donor Panel. All screened individuals will be contacted by the KEMH Laboratory to inform them of the results of the screening process. Please note that exclusion from the KEMH EDP does not mean that you cannot donate blood in countries with large donation and blood processing centres, the results of the screening only apply to the KEMH EDP.
What is an Emergency Donor Panel (EDP)?
An EDP is a list of volunteers that have gone through the blood screening process without making an actual donation.
You may be called forward up to 1 year after screening to donate. You will need to complete an additional screening process at the time of donation.
To be included on an EDP you must complete a donor questionnaire and health check. You will have blood samples taken for blood grouping and infection screening.
In the event of a major incident or severe haemorrhage event donors will be contacted to give a full unit of blood.
03 August 2021 - KEMH phone number changes
The KEMH have had a new system upgrade that has effected the telephone service. From Wednesday 4 August the following phone numbers should be used to contact patient facing services within the KEMH;
|Overseas Medical Co-ordinator||28005|
|Emotional Wellbeing Service||28082|
|Community Support Team||28046|
|Food, Water & Environmental Laboratory||28064|
Where possible the phone numbers have been retained.