Zimbabwe runs out of blood group ‘O’ stock: NBSZ

by | Jan 3, 2024 | Health | 0 comments

Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe has run out blood group ‘O’ according to National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) which revealed that the national blood bank is only left with 1 day’s supply of the blood.

NBSZ, Blood Donors Coordinator, Tichaona Saira encouraged people to donate blood to their nearest NBSZ offices to boost the stocks.

“We experienced a high demand for blood and this year the country is running out of blood group ‘O’ stock. We are therefore encouraging people to donate blood to the nearest NBSZ offices near them.”

The organisation revealed that about 9 025 units of blood have been collected from November 13, 2023 to date against a target of 10 050 units.


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