Coronavirus should not disrupt blood donations

Blood

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

In view of the present situation of coronavirus the National Blood Transfusion Service urged the public to not stop from donating blood, however, a set of precautionary measures have been issued for the public to follow;

  • One must go to the National Blood Transfusion Centre alone and not accompanied by others
  • If someone needs to be accompanied, that person will be asked to wait for the donor outside the premises.
  • All donors, upon their arrival will be asked questions in relation to COVID-19

In a statement, the National Blood Transfusion Centre emphasised how important it is that all donors tell the truth when asked questions to not pose any risks to patients.

They also emphasised that the National Blood Transfusion Centre is not the place where once can check if he or she is positive to coronavirus.

The National Blood Transfusion Centre is open every day including public holidays, from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm

The public is being notified that on Thursday 19th March, public holiday, the Mobile Blood Donation Unit will be stationed in Żurrieq, on Sunday in Ħaż-Żabbar and in Xewkija Gozo, from 8:30 am till 1:00 pm

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