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Hospital targets voluntary donors

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

THE Labasa Hospital aims to increase its voluntary blood donor services to 80 per cent and reduce the family blood replacement program this year.

And its target is to achieve voluntary blood assistance from at least 1.6 per cent of the population in the North.

While the hospital has sufficient blood supply, it plans to continue increasing its blood drive initiatives.

Ministry of Health spokesman Sunil Chandra said it was part of their business plan to increase such drives and voluntary blood donors.

"We don't have any blood shortage in the Labasa Hospital.

"The blood collected from drives and voluntary donors are for our daily stock top-up," he said.

"Our daily blood stock should be maintained at a level of 75 per cent at all times, hence this will provide adequate supply of safe and quality blood for transfusion when requested in the Labasa Hospital, sub-divisional hospitals and the other divisional hospital in the North.

"The age groups for blood donors are from 16 to 65 years old."

Mr Chandra said there was more that still needed to be done to increase awareness of such assistance.

"We still need more awareness programs on the importance of blood and blood donations in the division."








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