Who are we?

On July 1st 2023, the foundation called "Stichting Bloedbank Aruba" (Blood Bank) was legally merged with "Stichting Ziekenverpleging Aruba" (SZA-Horacio Oduber Hospital). This means that Bloedbank is now part of team HOH as a department within Horacio Oduber Hospital. Bloedbank is responsable for a safe and efficient supply of blood on Aruba on a non-commercial basis.  The initiative to start a blood bank on Aruba came from the previous director and surgeon of our hospital dr. Frans Hage. He saw the necessity to gather all transfusion activities in a sole organisation and established Bloedbank in the year 1981 as a foundation.

Why become a donor?

On a yearly basis, an average of 2500 people on Aruba need a blood transfusion. Blood transfusion  (or transfusion of blood components) are necessary for:

  • Accident victims that have lost a large amount of blood
  • Dialysis patients
  • Delivery complications resulting in blood loss
  • Premature babies
  • Treatment in leukemia patients and other types of cancer
  • Operations with large blood loss

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