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Virus scare sees blood donations plummet


The Thai Red Cross Society’s National Blood Centre is also suffering from the Covid-19 virus scare because it’s keeping blood donors away.

Virus scare sees blood donations plummet The centre typically collects 2,000-2,500 units a day, but after three consecutive days of decline in the number of donors, it’s down 1,400 units on average.
Virus scare sees blood donations plummet At the same time, several organisations that had planned to hold blood-donation events have felt obliged to cancel the arrangements because they are based in areas under surveillance for Covid-19 infection.
Virus scare sees blood donations plummet The slowdown in donors is leaving hospitals nationwide in short supply.
Virus scare sees blood donations plummet The centre’s directors are appealing to the public to give blood. They affirm that the strictest possible standards apply to ensure the safety of both donors and recipients.

Published : March 11, 2020

By : The Nation