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WHO warns of blood shortages during COVID-19 pandemic

by VTV416 June 2020 Last updated at 12:17 PM

VTV.vn-On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged all countries to strengthen cooperation and increase the use of mass media with the aim of raising public awareness about the importance of blood.

The announcement was made as there are increasing blood shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to WHO, the blood supply has been facing difficulties, as many blood collection centres remain closed.

In addition, due to social distancing measures and people's fears of contagion, many people don't want to donate their blood in health centres. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the supply chain of specialized equipment for blood donation and storage.

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