Saturday, 20 July 2019

Singapore Red Cross concerned over lack of young blood donors

Every year, there are 600 fewer blood donors in Singapore due to age or illness.

The problem is compounded when young people, aged 16 to 25, are not donating enough.

The statistics worry the Singapore Red Cross, which believes that if things do not improve, Singapore may not have enough safe blood for transfusion needs in the future.

With a resident population of nearly four million people, Singapore has only around 73,600 blood donors. This is not ideal, said Mr Benjamin William, secretary-general and chief executive officer of the Singapore Red Cross (SRC).


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