Blood bank calls for donations as supplies in Tainan running low

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/12
By: Chen Wei-ting, Liao Jen-kai and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) The Taiwan Blood Services Foundation urged the public on 201509120018t0001Saturday to donate blood as reserves at its blood bank in Tainan were running especially low amid an outbreak of dengue fever there.

The latest data on the foundation’s website showed that Tainan was in urgent need of three types of blood — A, B and O — and its supply of AB type of blood was also running low.

Reserves of several types of blood in Kaohsiung and Hsinchu were also running low.

Foundation official Li Lei (黎蕾) said blood banks around Taiwan currently have enough blood for 6.3 days, slightly below the minimum safety reserve of seven days.     [FULL  STORY]

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