18 Aug '11, 9am

Singapore Red Cross and HSA call for 'A' and 'O' blood donations

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 next. The recent increased hospital utilisation caused by several bleeding emergencies and reduced support for corporate bloodmobiles 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. The daily national blood stock is monitored closely by SRC and HSA. HSA is closely managing blood usage with the hospitals, and SRC is working with bloodmobile organisers to mobilise their staff/members/ volunteers to come fo...

Full article: http://www.hsa.gov.sg/publish/hsaportal/en/news_events/pr...

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