By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei (Taiwan News)–The Taiwan Blood Services Foundation (TBSF) on Monday urged
the public to donate blood before the Chinese New Year holiday as blood stocks and blood use at hospitals across Taiwan will reach their peak in the week before the holiday.
TBSF public relations official Li Lei said blood banks around Taiwan currently have enough blood for 6.4 days, slightly below the minimum safety reserve of seven days, and that types A and O are running especially low. As the blood donation during the past weekend hasn’t been disposed of and there are more requests of blood by hospitals on Monday, there will be small fluctuations in the levels of the blood reserve, Li said. [FULL STORY]