Rabat - The National Blood Transfusion Center (CNTS) is running out of blood reserves. The CNTS has only a five-day supply of the important body fluid at its regional banks.
Rabat – The National Blood Transfusion Center (CNTS) is running out of blood reserves. The CNTS has only a five-day supply of the important body fluid at its regional banks.
The regional transfusion centers have only 1,500 liters of blood, much lower than the 2,500 liters required, daily newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum reported.
The center has 6,000 units, each unit meaning a bag of approximately 250 milliliters.
The shortage is due to the shrinking numbers of blood donors this time of the year. Blood supplies are always thin around the summer holidays.
As a result, lives of patients, especially people who survive road accidents, patients suffering from diseases like blood cancer and kidney failure, are at risk.
CNTS Director Dr. Mohamed Benaâjiba has called on Moroccans in the country to consider donating blood in the nearest blood transfusion centers to where they spend their holidays.
According to the CNTS, only 0.85 percent of Moroccans are regular blood donors. Last year, 300,000 Moroccans donated blood. Despite the launch of appeals for more blood donors, the center highlighted low attendance at blood donor centers and hospitals across the country.
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