Appeal for blood donations

 The Blood Transfusion Center of Valencia, which provides blood to hospitals in the Provinces of Castellon - Alicante and Valencia have reported that there is only  enough blood stocks for three days. They appeal for donations  The greatest shortest is in blood groups A and O, both positive and negative, which are below 30 percent of the optimal level. 90 percent of the population of Valencia are these two blood types.  The director of the Center, Dr. Roberto Roig, has said the situation is "very worrying" we need to cover the 800 units  which are required everyday in this Region. The seriousness of the situation has led to a public appeal for  the donation of blood, something which has not been done since 2004. Valencia Communidad which covers the province of Alicante Castellon and Valencia require 190,000 blood donations a year to maintain reserves. For details of where you can donate blood in your area go to http://centro-transfusion.san.gva.es/indexv.html

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