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Sufficient blood supply at hospital bank

Mere Naleba
Saturday, January 12, 2013

NATIONAL Blood Services director, Josefa Bolaqace says although there is a need for O and A positive blood types at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, there is still sufficient pints of blood for both types in the blood bank for the time being.

"We have not gone below the mark which would mean that we are in critical need of the two blood types," he said.

He said the need to organise blood drives were mainly for two reasons — to boost the level of units of blood and to maintain the level of blood that was stored at the hospital's blood bank. "We are just encouraging individuals and other interested parties to help us organise blood drives in order to keep the stock above the mark," he said.

Blood drives are now a constant activity for most business houses, social workers and non-governmental organisations.


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