Large number of donors gave blood during the holidays
More than 650,000 ml of blood were donated during the week long National Day holidays. the city is still facing a shortage of Type A, O and AB blood and the blood center have already requested help from residents for three times already. And since then the situation have improved.
Last September only a few blood donors gave blood, prompting the blood center to sent out requests. But during the holidays a lot of people were lining up to donate blood with some waiting more than an hour just to donate. Most of the donors saw the call for help in the newspapers and they decided to donate blood. Some of them were happy to donate saying that it made them feel better that hey can help someone by giving their blood.
The center also sent out vans to communities to collect blood so residents don’t need to travel far to donate blood, especially in areas in Bao’an and Yantian districts. The center said that there should be at least 300,000 ml of each blood type in reserve before the holidays. during August there was a big demand in blood but there were just not enough donors.
The center also said that the city will be facing more shortage in blood especially the Type O blood since most of the workers are coming from South China have Type O blood.