Friday 18 October, 2019

O-negative blood donations needed urgently

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has issued an urgent appeal for donations of O negative blood.  

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Donated blood will help in replenishing the QEH Blood Bank’s supply to ensure that blood is readily available for patients with serious medical needs such as cancers, blood disorders, premature babies, cardiac procedures and trauma victims. 

Donations of A positive, A negative, AB, B positive and B negative blood are also needed. 

Persons who are between the ages of 18 and 70, who weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health are asked to donate blood at the National Blood Collecting Centre located at Ladymeade Gardens, St Michael.  

The hours are 8 a.m and 3:15 p.m on weekdays or 8 a.m and 12 noon on Saturdays. 

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