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Mumbai faces shortage of blood; administration urges people to donate

Records state that before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 2000 blood donation camps were being held in Mumbai every month, however, there have been only 1200 camps held during the pandemic

Mumbai faces shortage of blood; administration urges people to donate
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Every year thousands of people across Maharashtra donate blood with an aim to help the ones in need and to save lives. Often we hear people say that blood donation is the best donation, however, this year officials have seen a dramatic drop in the number of donors and blood donation camps in the state. As per reports, this has been due to the spread of coronavirus infection and associations have not been able to conduct blood donation camps in the past few months. 

It is said that associations have blood available only for the next 5 to 6 days. Records state that before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 2,000 blood donation camps were being held in Mumbai every month, however, there have been only 1,200 camps held during the pandemic, due to which the donation has dropped by 50 per cent during this period.

Officials state that around 50 per cent of healthy citizens were able to donate blood before March 2020, where 15 per cent used to donate blood from colleges and 35 per cent from corporations, but the number has dropped significantly. leading to a shortage of blood in Mumbai

Keeping this mind, the administration has appealed to social organizations and citizens to donate blood. Efforts are being made by the government to restore blood supply by conducting health camps during Navratri and urging people to participate.

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