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Hospital needs 50 pints of blood daily

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to get regular medical check-ups and to give blood, as more people are in need of blood daily at the hospitals.

ACATA Trust Fiji executive director Rosan Lal said about 200 people turned up for the medical check-up that was conducted by the Health Ministry, Fiji National Blood Service and Australian Aid in Suva at the weekend.

Mr Lal said they were able to collect 45 pints of blood during the blood drive.

"The CWM Hospital needs close to about 50 pints of blood every day and we needed a lot of people to donate blood to replenish the blood used in the hospitals," Mr Lal said.

"We had a lot of people who took part in the blood drive and we are advising the public to live healthier lives."

He said they conducted free cholesterol checks, free anaemia checks, free blood checks and dieticians offered advice on healthy eating.





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