Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The NHS is issuing a yellow alert for the first time as blood supplies run low

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A spokeswoman for the service said current NHS total blood stocks were at 3.1 days but O-type blood levels had fallen to under two days.

O negative blood is the universal blood type that can be given to anyone. It is vital in emergencies and when the recipient’s blood type is unknown.

The current yellow alert is also believed to be due to ongoing staffing issues, with more staff needed to work at donor meetings.More to come…

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