Help! Our Blood Bank Urgently Needs Type A And Type B Blood!

What’s your blood type? 

If it’s type A or B - then you’re just the person the National Blood Bank needs to save lives! 

help! our blood bank urgently needs type a and type b blood!Photo via Berita Harian

According to the New Straits Times, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) medical officer, Dr. Praveena Sharmugam, reported that the country is running low on type A and type B blood.

“We welcome everyone to donate blood”, she said.

She also added that there are more men donors than women donors, and the reason could be because of false perceptions of women and blood donation. 

One such false presumption is that women who are menstruating or breastfeeding should not be donating blood...

“There is no issue of ‘female problem’ as long as you fulfill the conditions to donate. We encourage women to come and donate their blood” said Dr. Praveena.

Also, there is no worry of being at risk to Covid-19. Dr. Praveena explained that strict precautions were being taken to ensure that donors are healthy.

She also said there was no evidence so far that Covid-19 could be transmitted through blood. 

If you’re wondering whether you are healthy enough to donate blood, check out the requirements by the National Blood Bank

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re healthy and you’re the right blood type group - let’s donate and save lives! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat