Go to The Wall Street Journal
Also visit our Legend page
Find a Blood Donation Centre
According to the WHO, the safest blood donations come from volunteers who have no monetary incentive to make a donation. Sri Lanka is the epitome of this finding with 100 percent of its 380,000 units of blood coming from voluntary, unpaid donors. These donations have proven to be safe and have contributed to economic development across the country. (Source: Borgen Magazine)
Go to Borgen Magazine
Go to the profile of Maggie Wagner
Dr. Thida Aung of the National Blood Bank introduced an Android Application for blood donation and the Ma Lin War War Zaw of the application design group explained about the application.
Afterwards, the Union Minister, the region minister and heads of departments presented document of honors to those who assisted in the creation of the application.
Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar
Government figures for 2016-17 show they were running a shortage of up to 2 million units, and more than a million units are discarded every year because the blood does not meet quality parameters or deteriorates during storage.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
“The situation has, in fact, reached a critical level in KwaZulu-Natal and we appeal to all South Africans – active donors, lapsed donors and potential donors – to go to their local donor centre and donate blood to bolster the national blood stock” (read more at News24)
“This is a usual problem we face every Dashain, Tihar and Chhath. We appeal to all organisations and volunteers to donate blood.” (Read more at The Himalayan Times)