August 20, 2016

Blood donations rise during Thingyan festival

Blood donations in progress.
Blood donations in progress.

TO MARK the Myanmar New Year, donors across Mandalay donated blood at the region’s General Hospital on Sunday.
Dr Khin Myat Mon said: “We received over 200 bottles of blood donated by members of social organisations and local residents, with plans to keep them at the blood bank to distribute them to other government hospitals in the region.”
One 29-year-old donor said: “I love donating blood because I want to help people’s lives with my type-O blood, which can be given to people with any blood type.”
According to the president of the Myanmar Medical Association Professor Rai Mra, there are no exact figures about the number of patients with blood disorders, but it is estimated that the country has millions of these patients.
“There are many types of blood disorders, of which iron-deficiency anaemia and thalassaemia are the most common in the country.”


Thiha Ko Ko


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