Urgent appeal for O Positive and O Negative blood donations

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Gozo General Hospital blood donation sessionThere is currently a major shortage of O Positive and O Negative blood, and the National Blood Transfusion Service is issuing an urgent appeal for blood donations.

With this in mind, there will be a donation session in Gozo this weekend and the Service is urging those who can to go along and give blood, especially those who have never donated before.

Blood donations can be made at the Outpatients Department of the Gozo General Hospital, between 8am and 1pm, on Sunday, the 21st of January. Please also encourage others to donate if possible.

It is important that before you go to donate blood to drink a substantial amount of water, and take your ID card, driving license or Maltese passport.

The Service thanks everyone in advance who intend to donate.

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