Blood inventories depleted to very low levels

Local | 28 Jul 2020 6:02 pm

The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service said today blood inventories have been depleted to very low levels, with only three to four days' stock, and urged members of the public to donate blood.

Blood collection has dropped significantly due to the impact of the epidemic and recently it could only collect around 200 units of blood on average each day.

"The stock level cannot meet the daily blood demand for local hospitals. Sufficient blood supply is crucial in Accident and Emergency Departments of different hospitals, and to facilitate clinical transfusion for treating critical illness such as in organ transplants and emergency operations, as well as to meet blood demand from thalassaemia and blood cancer patients," it said.

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