According to the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), more than 73,000 people donated blood last year, contributing blood to around 30,000 patients. Of these, 19,868 donors were aged between 16 and 25 - a drop from the 22,673 donors in 2012.
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that an average of 600 regular donors stop donating blood each year due to age-related illnesses, and urged more people to step forward to give blood.
Currently, Singapore's need for blood is being met by 1.8 per cent of the residential population, HSA said.
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