City to Ask for More Blood Donations
Since a lot of people will be leaving Shenzhen, the city blood center has called for more blood donors since the city is still facing a shortage of Blood types A and O. Reserves for type A and O blood remained low since December.
During Spring Festival, the city has the lowest number of donors since majority of its residents leave goes on vacation or go back home to spend the holidays with family. There have been several major operations at city hospital that consumed a large amount of blood, and there are several more major operations scheduled for the holidays so the center has to hold enough blood reserve in case of emergencies.
The city blood center will be deploying more blood collection vans on the streets this week in hopes to get more donations from people before they leave Shenzhen for the holidays. The vans will also operate during the holidays since people tend to go out shopping or visiting parks and other tourist destinations.