Oman issues call for blood donations

The Blood Banks Services are taking precautionary measures to protect donors

Oman issues call for blood donations

The number of blood donations in Oman has dropped significantly in recent weeks amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has been revealed.

The Blood Banks Services (BBS) at the Ministry of Health has been working on a number of urgent campaigns to increase supplies.

Dr. Zainab bint Salim Al Fanna al-Araimi, director at BBS, has said all necessary measures are being taken to protect donors.

Donors must arrive at appointments alone, and there is an appointment booking system to avoid overcrowding.

Each blood donation bed is sterilised after each use, and all surfaces and floors are regularly sterilised.

Doctors need a constant supply for transfusions for patients with hereditary blood diseases, cancer, and urgent surgeries.

If you’d like to donate, you can WhatsApp 9455 5648 to book an appointment now. al-Araimi added, “Our humanitarian appeals received tangible response from both citizens and residents.”

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