National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) says that it has inadequate blood in stock especially the most common blood group — group O RhD positive due to high demand.
This was revealed by NBSZ public affairs manager Esther Massundah recently in an interview with The Sunday Mail.
Massundah had this to say:
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For us to remain adequately stocked, we solely rely on blood donors and the general public to donate blood.
Blood only comes from the human body and as such, if people do not come forward to donate, there will be no blood available.
All blood types are available, but more stocks are however needed for group O Rhesus Positive (O RhD positive) as the blood type is on high demand and we have been running on about five days’ supply.
There are generally four main blood groups, namely A, B, AB and O. One’s blood type is determined by genetics.