More blood donors are needed

By on January 17, 2017

Stockholm blood stocks are hit hard this time of year. Right now there is great need of blood of all blood groups.

Most of the year is a balance in the blood layer. But this year is many sick with the flu and winter vomiting disease. In addition must many pause after long trips. This means that less can give blood and we get shortages in the blood bank. It was the same during the period December-February 2015-2016,” says Karolina Blom Wiberg, communications manager at the Blood Centre in Stockholm.

You should be healthy when giving blood. Both in order to their own body to cope with and that no virus can be transferred to the blood recipient. When you have been symptom free for two weeks, you can give blood.

After trips to tropical countries you have to wait at least four weeks before giving blood. If you have been in the malaria area is a six-month break before the donation. Although these rules are aimed at security for both blood donors and blood recipients.

Blood can not be produced artificially. It can only be given from person to person and is also a commodity that only lasts six weeks.

In order to manage the blood supply during flu periods is needed more blood donors. We hope that many locals like to start the year by becoming blood donors give blood.” continues Karolina Blom Wiberg.

Women can give blood three times a year and men four. To become a blood donor, you must be 18 years old and weigh more than 50 kilos.

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