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Donate to Equip a Blood Bank at Hospitalito Atitlán

Blood is life. Your help today will help us reach a tomorrow in which no Lake Atitlan family will lose a loved one bAccess to blood transfusions will save lives and reduce costs to families in rural Guatemala..

$2,100 raised

$90,000 goal

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Building the Hospitalito Atitlán Blood Bank

Blood is life. Your help today will help us reach a tomorrow in which no Lake Atitlan family will lose a loved one because the nearest blood bank is 2 hours away. Every drop counts, every dollar helps.

In order to provide quality medical care, HA's doctors often need quick access to life-saving blood for transfusions. A generous partner has already pledged to provide the two refrigerators and the freezer needed. Your gift will help us to purchase the following equipment to start the licensing process, open the blood bank and save lives. The Blood Bank will be a resource for other hospitals that provide surgeries with medical brigades.

The following items are still needed:

ITEM Approximate cost
Analytical (chemical) balance $2,000
Blood bag tube sealer & blood bags $4,000
Blood collection monitor $4,000
Plasma Collection Machine $27,000
Platelet Oscillating Incubator $5,000
Refrigerated centrifuge $6,000
Plasma Extractor (or Plasma expressor) $3,000
Cell washer centrifuge $11,000
Dry Tempering System $28,000
TOTAL $90,000