Blood Reserves in the City Remain Low
The city is still facing a blood shortage, especially blood types A and O. This prompted the city blood center to call on companies and organizations to have their workers donate blood since there were fewer blood donors walking in from the streets. Type A and O blood reserves have remained low since October. Several major operations in city hospitals have consumed a considerably large amount of blood, and due to the recent scandal that plagued the Red Cross, there are now fewer blood donors in Shenzhen.
So far 100 companies and government organizations have agreed to let the center set up a blood drive for their staff that resulted to a 20 percent increase in donations in November. Three hundred people were able to donate around 130,000 milliliters of blood in addition to 60,000 milliliters that was donated by the employees of the Shenzhen Brother High Technology Co. Ltd.
The center is planning to set up donor centers to help increase blood reserves as the weather is getting colder and people will be going home for the spring festival, which will result in fewer donors. The center has been urged to set up donor centers in bus stops and at Metro stations to further attract potential blood donors.