Health ministry calls for more blood donors


08-February-2013

In a communiqué released yesterday, the Ministry of Health called on all adults who feel they are in general good health, aged 17 to 64 years and weighing at least 50 kilogrammes to come forward to donate blood.

It adds that donating blood is simple and has thanked everyone for their enthusiasm and involvement in improving the long-term safety and sufficiency of the country’s blood supply, thus helping to save and improve the lives of many more Seychellois. 

The ministry adds that the recent heavy rains which caused flooding and landslides have somehow brought with them great public health concern.

Those who would like to donate blood can call the blood donation unit on telephone number 4388341.

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