Stock Level “Dangerously Low” in South Africa – SANBS

“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)

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Demand for blood donation jumped by 17% in the last five years in Singapore

According to the latest figures from the Health Science Authority (HSA), demand for blood has increased 17%, or 111,633 units of blood, in the five years between 2016 and 2011. The amount of blood collected however only increased 10%, 115,976 units, in the same period – similar to the population growth where the population in 2011 then was 5.18 million, and jumped 10% to 5.7 million population today.

Source: ST Review

 

Don’t wait until World Blood Donor Day (or wait till next month) to donate your blood

If you wait until World Blood Donor Day to donate your blood, blood stock will shortfall against demand before the World Blood Donor Day because many others are doing so.

Donated blood expires after a month or so (depending on which country you are in).

If you donate on World Blood Donor Day, it is higher chance your blood expires before given to anyone because many others are donating blood on the same day.

Just make an online booking on World Blood Donor Day and consider you participated in it.  That should be the new tradition of digital era.

Find out which country has on-line booking system HERE.

Let’s hear what WHO says about it HERE!