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National blood stocks down by a third as donations fall amid pandemic

Jun 01, 2020 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

National blood stocks have declined by a third during the Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore, though the blood bank has recovered from a sudden plunge in blood collection in the week of the circuit breaker implementation.

At the time, only a quarter of the usual blood collection was made, a quantity far below the country's daily needs. Donations went back up again after appeals were made on social and traditional media.

As of last Friday, available stocks of blood type AB-, AB+ and A+ ...