Blood reserves in the country go down

The blood supply to the National Blood Transfusion Center has been reduced due to the covid epidemic.

The Director of the Blood Transfusion Center, Dr Lakshman Edirisinghe stated that at present there is a daily requirement of 950 to 1000 units of blood.

The Blood Transfusion Center requests blood donors to donate blood as it is difficult to obtain that amount daily.

Dr Lakshman Edirisinghe said that there is an opportunity to make an appointment by calling 011-5 332 153 or 011-5 332 154 to visit any blood transfusion centre on the island.