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Blood Bank warns of a possible blood shortage

9 January 2018 08:38 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) today warned of a possible blood shortage in the coming months and requested well-wishers to donate blood to avoid such a situation.

NBTS Director Dr. Rukshan Bellana said their stock of blood was running low and it could be difficult to continue with the service if a dengue epidemic or a similar situation occurred.

He said each year from January to April there was a huge shortfall in the number of donors and it was a struggle for the blood bank to finding donors. Therefore, he requested the public to visit the blood collection centres at the nearest hospital or the National Blood Transfusion Service in Narahenpita and donate blood.

There are 107 blood-collection centres located across the island and the NBTS also stands ready to provide a mobile blood collection service if anyone was interested in collecting collect the minimum amount of blood required.

For further details donors can contact the National Blood Transfusion Service via hotline 011-236991/34. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 7

  • ANTON Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:13 PM

    BANK OF CEYLON ROBBERY........ CENTRAL BANK BIG ROBBERY AND NOW BLOOD BANK ROBBERY NEXT WHAT ....... RIVER BANK ROBBERY ???

    Unchikun Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:23 PM

    First the Central Bank and now the Blood Bank. May I suggest the blood bank to get blood from the blood suckers at Kotte.

    RDF Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:30 PM

    Bloody hell.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:50 PM

    Wish I could.

    Somapala Tuesday, 09 January 2018 10:34 PM

    With this government, some essential service or good is always on shortage. Hats off to Yahapalanaya voters. Miracle of Sri Lanka.

    Wowguy Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:04 AM

    Stop. Blaming others and go donate some blood.

    Lakshan Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:07 AM

    As a regular blood donor I'm happy to help out.


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