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Singapore pushes for A+, O+ blood donors to contain stocks crunch

Singapore health authorities have urged the people of the country with A+ and O+ blood group to step in with blood donations as stocks have started depleting.

Those who are interested to donate blood may visit giveblood.sg to check their eligibility and make an appointment.
Those who are interested to donate blood may visit giveblood.sg to check their eligibility and make an appointment. Photo courtesy: Ttwitter/@SGRedCross

“Our A+ and O+ blood stocks are running at low levels,” said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung in a Facebook post. 

He added that Singapore needs 600 units of A+ blood and 1,200 units of O+ blood over the next two weeks. 

“Otherwise, major elective surgeries requiring these two blood units will have to be postponed,” he said. 

According to an image posted by Mr Ong, stocks of A+ and O+ blood are at low levels, while there is “moderate” stock of AB+ blood. Stocks of B+ blood are at healthy levels. 

Those who are interested to donate blood may visit giveblood.sg to check their eligibility and make an appointment. Residents can also walk into any blood bank or community blood drive to donate.

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