There have been several requests for blood donations in recent weeks from the General Hospital here on Rhodes but much confusion as to who is allowed to donate blood from the British community living here on Rhodes. We have received the following information from this morning…..
this information is dated 11th July 2017:
“So this is the information the Blood Bank in Rhodes, has given to the British Consulate this morning…..
If someone lived for 6 months or more in the UK between 1980 – 1996 they are automatically excluded from giving blood. If someone lived for less than 6 months in that period of time, there is no issue with giving blood. After 1996, there is no time restrictions on who can can give blood. If the person is a first time blood donor, the age limit is 60 years old. For regular blood donors this can rise to 62-65. Foreigners (i.e. non Greeks) should bring their passports and AMKA, if applicable, and be able to communicate in Greek or have someone with them who can speak the language.
Hope this helps everyone who was wondering”
If you are able to donate blood then please go with the relevant documents to the Blood Bank at the General Hospital.
St. Georges Day, 23rd April 2017 and Rhodes welcomed the British Ambassador to Greece Her Excellency Ms. Kate Smith CMG.
A reception in her honour was held at the Bastion of St. George in the Old Town, Rhodes. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Rhodes, Mr. Fotis Hatzidiakos, representatives of the armed forces, special forces and the navy. Tourism organisations were represented including, Jet2 and TUI. The English Speaking Association representing the British and UK citizens resident on Rhodes.
The Ambassador gave a presentation in the Greek language highlighting the relationship between the British people and the Greek island of Rhodes throughout history to the present day.
It was a great honour to be invited and included in this event and to represent the British residents of Rhodes. Here are a selection of photographs:
Well done Riita and Peter,representing Finland and England respectively, the only two members to enjoy the inaugural breakfast swim at a very calm Haraki. Look forward to there being more members in the photo next time!!!
We had a great day out today, the second time we have attended the Jungle Tour and once again it was as popular as ever. Nikos walked us through his ‘Jungle” territory near to the town of Archangelos. There are several rroutes and apparently each trip taking a different one. Observing as we go local flowers, birds and butterflies. Here are a couple of photographs, we are waiting for more from other members who came along too.
The Jungle Tour is bookable http://www.junglevanrhodos.com/en or call 0030 6938190041
The price of the tour includes fruit, soft drinks and a traditional farmers meal in an oasis at the end of the tour.