Urgent need for blood platelets in Oman hospitals

Energy Tuesday 19/February/2019 12:30 PM
By: Times News Service
Urgent need for blood platelets in Oman hospitals

Muscat: Oman's Department of Blood Banks Services has asked citizens and residents in the country to come forward and donate blood platelets.

In online statement, the Department of Blood Banks Service said, it said, “Blood platelets are a special type of blood donation performed by a device, which separates the blood cells, and can be donated every 15 days. The need for platelets is daily, and the need for it increases during vacations due to the low numbers of blood donors in addition to the period of preservation of the platelets, which do not exceed five days.”

Donors who wish to contribute can call 24591255, 24594255. More information can also be found on their social media handles across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, under the handle @DbbsOman.