09 Dec '11, 9pm

Less than three days' supply left of type O and A blood stocks: Singapore Red Cross

SINGAPORE - With stocks of certain blood types currently low due to higher usage, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has introduced new digital tools to engage potential blood donors, and make it easier for organisations to arrange blood donation drives. According to the Health Sciences Authority's current blood stocks which was updated last Thursday, O and A blood stocks are currently "critical" and "very low" respectively. This means there are less than three days' supply of these blood types in Singapore. Usually, there would be six days worth of supply of these blood types. The Red Cross' new tools include the use of Facebook for the "Start Your Day Saving Lives" campaign, which has been timed for the festive season. There is also a booking engine for donors to make direct appointments with the blood bank, and a Life Line function puts out blood alert information so that do...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111210-0000023/O-...

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