28 Nov '11, 10am

Blood Bank: ‘O’ blood group stock is very low

Blood Bank: ‘O’ blood group stock is very low

In Singapore, more than 350 units are needed daily to meet the transfusion needs of patients in hospitals. I see the Bloodstock Indicator at Donor Web indicates that stocks of Group A and Group AB are low while that of Group O is very low . Status as of 26 Nov 2011 Blood Bank staff use to say the heavy rains and school holidays would inevitably result in an annual dip in blood donations. One year they handed out free umbrellas to encourage donations, so it seems to be an annual problem, just like the Ramadhan effect . I last donated in October so can only donate next in January 2012. Lots of undergrads, however, should be eligible! If you’re healthy (no, you can’t donate if you’re sniffling during this monsoon), and are between 16 and 60 years old and weigh at least 45 kilogrammes, you are eligible to donate. If you’re a donor, you know you needs 12 weeks after your last w...

Full article: http://otterman.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/blood-bank-o-blo...

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