18 Aug '11, 8am

More blood donors needed

More blood donors needed

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) are calling on O and A blood donors to come forward to donate blood within this week and the next. In a statement, both agencies said the recent increased hospital utilisation caused by several bleeding emergencies, and reduced support for corporate blood mobiles due to the fasting month, have resulted in a slow recovery of the daily blood supply. In view of the upcoming long weekend, SRC and HSA aim to ramp up the current blood stocks to meet the daily transfusion needs of patients as well as for bleeding emergencies. In Singapore, more than 350 units are needed daily to meet the transfusion needs of patients in hospitals. All healthy individuals between 16 and 60 years, weighing at least 45 kilogrammes, can donate. Donors who have not made a donation in the past 12 weeks are encouraged to do...

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