Urgent call for blood donations

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The National Blood Transfusion Unit is urgently calling all healthy individuals for blood donations on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Blood Donation Centre at Gwardamanġa will be open between 8am and 6pm on the three days, and those intending to donate blood should not forget to carry their Identity Card with them to be able to help replenish the reserve. Blood is needed urgently as the current blood reserve is at a very low level. The reserve supplies the various hospitals around Malta and Gozo.

The National Blood Transfusion Unit rely on constant blood donations from eligible persons as the units cannot be bought. Blood units are used by person suffering from chronic illnesses, cancer patients as well as individuals who would be undergoing a medical procedure.