Through their programme, the island is self-sufficient in terms of blood available for transfusions. A situation that doctors are grateful for, as depending on the ‘outside world’ for blood could make things difficult, especially as we are 900 km away from the mainland and have an airport that is periodically affected by bad weather.
If you are interested in donating blood the Blood and Transfusion Medicine Service is open Monday to Friday 08.30 am to 1.00 pm and Saturdays from 08.30 am – noon. The department is located in the basement of the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital, Funchal.
For further information please contact Tel: 291 705 600/291 705 750 Ext. 3530, 3535 or 3538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org