Health Ministry Provides Additional Supplies of Blood Bags through Donation Campaigns Across Different Governorates

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The Ministry of Health and Population announced the provision of additional supplies of blood bags and its derivatives through donation campaigns located in areas where citizens gather, such as parks and public gardens, in all governorates. This is part of the medical security plan for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, explained that a state of emergency and maximum preparedness has been declared at all blood banks across the governorates during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations to ensure an adequate supply of blood bags and its derivatives.

This is achieved through blood donation campaigns in various governorates and the availability of 24-hour shifts, along with conducting tests on all collected blood units at centers and hospitals.

Abdel Ghaffar indicated that blood donation campaigns are situated in areas where citizens gather, such as parks, squares, and public gardens, according to Egyptian national standards, and all collected blood units undergo testing for HIV, HBV, HCV, and syphilis, as well as blood type and compatibility tests.

Abdel Ghaffar emphasized the physical presence of staff at regional blood transfusion centers according to schedules for doctors, technicians, and all other staff to ensure the best service for patients and smooth workflow. He also stressed the presence of a representative of national blood transfusion services in the central crisis and emergency room at the Ministry of Health and Population at the administrative capital, working to address any obstacles around the clock.

Dr. Faten Masad, General Manager of National Blood Transfusion Services, mentioned the update of data on the numbers of blood units and its derivatives every 6 hours on the electronic blood bank system at the Ministry of Health and Population, to facilitate prompt response and decision-making in emergencies.”

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