HOSPITALS in Spain, specifically the hospitals in Madrid, are calling for people to go and donate blood from groups 0+, 0-, A+, AB- and B-, as the blood donation reserves dwindle and have been put on red alert.
The Transfusion Centre of The Community of Madrid, in Spain’s capital, have requested donations to be made within the next two or three days to cover demand.
As Euro Weekly News understands hospitals in the region need 900 donations a day to cover hospital needs and maintain reserves.
A list has been published indicating where blood donations can be made during public holidays.
The list of the health centres is as follows:
- Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid): Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 2 pm
- 12 de Octubre Hospital (Madrid): Sundays and holidays from 9 to 14h
- Fundación Jiménez Díaz Hospital (Madrid): Sundays and holidays from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm
- Hospital La Paz (Madrid): Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 2 pm
- Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid): Sundays and holidays from 8:30 am to 8:15 pm
- Hospital Severo Ochoa (Leganés): Holidays from 9 to 20:30 h (closed on Sundays)
- Puerta de Hierro Hospital (Majadahonda): Sundays and holidays from 8 to 21 h
- Hospital de Torrejón (Torrejón de Ardoz): Monday, Wednesday and Friday (including holidays) 10 am to 8 pm.
The Transfusion Centre of the Community of Madrid has launched this appeal for blood donation via a tweet:
“The Three Kings are coming, on their way to the Community of Madrid loaded with gifts … But there is something they don’t have in their saddlebags: Bags of #Blood. We have to ask you for it. Urgent: O and A positive
O B and AB negative
Please #Donate Blood!!!
Buenos días #Madrileños
Ya vienen los Reyes Magos caminito de @ComunidadMadrid cargaditos de regalos…
Pero hay algo que no traen en sus alforjas: Bolsas de #Sangre 😖 os lo tenemos que pedir a vosotr@s
Por favor #DonadSangre!!! pic.twitter.com/sFgbjhJqjI
— Centro de Transfusión (@Madridonasangre) January 3, 2020