SAVE A LIFE IN CAMBODIA
by donating blood
WHY SHOULD I DONATE?
Thalassaemia Major is a highly prevalent genetic blood disorder in Cambodia that has tremendous biopsychosocial and economic impacts on children and their families. Due to a lack of blood
donations nationwide, many children with Thalassaemia Major do not receive regular treatment causing serious developmental delays, bone deformities, weakness and fatigue. Without access to treatment, a child diagnosed with Thalassaemia Major is unlikely to live to 15 years old.
Each month, VOICE clients living with Thalassaemia Major need more than 30 blood donation cards to receive life saving blood transfusions.
If you live in Cambodia or will be visiting, please consider giving a live saving blood donation.
Learn More About Thalassaemia
HOW DO I GIVE BLOOD?
DONATING TAKES 3 EASY STEPS
Donating blood in Cambodia is safe and easy!
Check out the video below (created by a VOICE volunteer blood donor) highlighting just how easy it is to donate at the National Blood Transfusion Centre in Phnom Penh.
Click on the map below for directions to the National Blood Transfusion Centre.
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
According to National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC), the requirements to donate blood in Cambodia are:
18 to 60 years
Weigh 45 kgs or more (100 lbs)
Blood donors must have good health
Must not have an infection that can be transmitted through their blood
Step 2: Contact VOICE
Email TAP@voice.org.au to let us know you want to donate blood. We will collect the following information:
Date of Birth
Date of Donation
If you are interested in hosting a blood drive, please let us know and we can assist you.
Step 3: Donate at the NBTC
The NBTC is located directly next to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital (Russian Hospital) on Yothapol Khemarak Phoumin Blvd (271).
When you arrive at the National Blood Transfusion Center, please advise the administration staff that you are a volunteer donating for VOICE. You will be guided to do the following:
Complete registration form (available in English and Khmer)
Meet with a doctor briefly to discuss health, check blood pressure and test for blood type
Re-hydrate and rest - NBTC provides snacks and drinks after your donation.
Following your donation, please email TAP@voice.org.au to confirm that you have donated for VOICE.