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Singapore Red Cross and Health Sciences Authority Call for Blood Donations

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) urge blood donors and members of the public to come forward to donate blood over the next three weeks.

2     The national blood stock levels for all blood groups are currently low. To raise the blood stocks to healthy levels again, we need 1,500 group O donors, 750 group A donors and 750 group B donors to donate blood over the next three weeks. This will ensure that we have enough blood to support patients’ transfusion needs and medical emergencies in Singapore.

3     In particular, the national blood stock level for group O blood products is only half of what is needed. Being the universal blood group, group O blood is required during emergencies when patients’ blood groups are unknown. Furthermore, nearly half of the patients in Singapore have group O blood and can only receive similar blood.

Blood Donors Urged to Come Forward

4     All healthy individuals between 16 and 60 years of age, with group O, A or B blood and weighing at least 45 kg, are urged to come forward to help. Donors who have not donated in the past 12 weeks are also encouraged to do so. They may visit any of the four blood banks – Bloodbank@HSA (Outram), Bloodbank@Dhoby Ghaut, Bloodbank@Woodlands and Bloodbank@Westgate Tower. The addresses and opening hours of these blood banks are given in the table below.

5     Donors need to bring their NRIC [for Singaporeans], or passport [for non-Singaporeans]. For donors aged 16 or 17 years old, a signed parental consent form is also required. The form can be printed out from here: www.hsa.gov.sg/parent_consent

6     Donors are advised to eat a light meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood. They should also have adequate rest the night before the donation and on the actual day itself.

7      Those who have not donated blood before in Singapore can visit www.hsa.gov.sg/donor_criteria to complete a short questionnaire to check on their eligibility. They can also call 6220 0183 for more information or to make an appointment.

Blood Bank Locations

Opening Hours

Bloodbank@HSA

(Opposite Outram Park MRT)

11 Outram Road

Singapore 169078

Tues – Thurs

Fri

Sat & Sun

Mon & Public Holidays

9am – 6.30pm

9am – 8pm

9am – 4.30pm

Closed

Bloodbank@Dhoby Ghaut

Dhoby Ghaut MRT

Dhoby Xchange (Near Exit B)

11 Orchard Road

#B1-05 to 10

Singapore 238826

Mon – Wed

Fri

Sat & Sun

Thurs & Public Holidays

12pm – 8pm

12pm – 8pm

10am – 5pm

Closed

Bloodbank@Woodlands

Woodlands Civic Centre

(Opposite Causeway Point)

900 South Woodlands Drive

#05-07

Singapore 730900

Mon

Wed – Fri

Sat & Sun

Tues & Public Holidays

12pm – 8pm

12pm – 8pm

10am – 5pm

Closed

Bloodbank@Westgate Tower

(Linked to Jurong East MRT)

1 Gateway Drive

#10-01 to 05

Singapore 608531

Mon – Tues

Thurs – Fri

Sat & Sun

Wed & Public Holidays

12pm – 8pm

12pm – 8pm

10am – 5pm

Closed

 

Upcoming community blood drives can be found here: www.redcross.sg/donateblood

Community and corporate groups which wish to organise group donations at our blood banks can call the Singapore Red Cross at 6220 0183 or email donate.blood@redcross.sg for more details.

HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY
SINGAPORE RED CROSS
SINGAPORE
11 DECEMBER 2019

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