The National Blood Transfusion Service has said that there is currently a major shortage of O Positive blood, and is issuing an urgent appeal for blood donations.
For anyone in Gozo who would like to respond to this appeal, there will be a donation session this Sunday and the Service is urging all 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 8:00am and 1:00pm – last registration at 1:00pm – on Sunday, the 4th of March. 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.