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National blood donation drive from Sunday

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Muscat: The Central Blood Bank will launch a national blood donation campaign on Sunday in cooperation with the telecom provider Omantel to raise awareness on the importance of blood donation.

The campaign will be held until April 12 at different locations in the Sultanate - Central Blood Bank in Bausher (8 am -12 pm and 7.30 pm - 11.30 pm), Al Mamoura Mosque in Mabela, Ali Al Shehani Mosque in Seeb, Umm Al Qura Mosque in Azaiba, Al Wahab Mosque in Amerat (8- 11 pm),

Sur Hospital (7 pm - 12 am), Rustaq Hospital ( 7-11 pm), Suhar Hospital (7-11.30 pm), Nizwa Hospital (7.30-11.30 pm), Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Saslah (8 am -11 am) and (7.30- 11.30 pm) and Shanfari Mosque in Salalah (8 pm - 11 pm).

The Central Blood Bank in Bausher has been saying there has been an urgent need to donate blood due to the sharp drop in the number of donors during the holy month of Ramadhan.

At the same time, the Blood Bank Services praised the role of donors and said there has been an increasing number of blood donations due to community awareness as well as due to the role of the media in conveying this humanitarian message.

To register as a donor or register to donate blood, use the 'Register as a donor' button in the Blood Bank application and find out information about blood donation campaigns. Interested donors have to log in to the eHealth portal by clicking on the login button at the top of the page and they have to register as a donor to register to donate blood, use the "Register as a donor" button in the Blood Bank application.

"Generally, blood banks face difficulty in providing negative blood types. If the blood type is negative, do not delay the bid, and remember that there are those who are in dire need of your blood donation," according to the central blood bank.

A platelet can only be kept alive for five days, the Department of Blood Bank Services, DBBS said several many cancer patients require daily platelet transfusions for seven days.

Platelets are tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it sends signals to the platelets. The platelets then rush to the site of damage and form a plug (clot) to fix the damage.

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