Blood stocks are depleted due to strike

Blood stocks are depleted due to strike

Blood centers say truck stoppage caused donors' difficulty to access;type Positive has the smallest stock

To donate blood, you must be between 18 and 60 years old and weigh at least 51 kgAndre Sousa Borges / Agencia BrasiliaThe trucker strike has affected Brazil's stock of blood banks.Although there is not yet an official balance from the Ministry of Health, state departments complain about the shortage of blood stocks and appeal to people who live near blood centers and meet the requirements, who go to organizations to make donations.The State Department of Health of São Paulo informs that it is calling donors, aiming to supply blood stocks for urgent procedures, emergency and surgeries.The donation is also essential to maintain the platelet supply, helping to control bleeding, which are used in medical treatments, as an adjunct to chemotherapy.Read more: What is missing for Brazil to donate more blood?According to the Pro-Blood Foundation, an entity linked to the State Secretariat and the Clinical Hospital of the USP School of Medicine of São Paulo, they are receiving only...


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