The response to requests for blood have been overwhelming.Please see this wiki page for Citizen updates.
As of 3.00pm Blood Banks(corporation as well as private- Sion Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Hinduja, Holy Family contacted) seem to have adequate units of blood in stock and are discouraging more donations.
While its is amazing to see so many people pouring out onto the streets to donate blood in response to such a calamity, it is true that even if half of us donate blood more regularly we would help save more lives than this mad rush will.
So if there are still people out there who would like to donate blood, hold on. Wait for a month or two, and then make it a habit.
Or register yourself on www.indianblooddonors.com and respond to blood requests.
Thank you all.
Wednesday 12 July 2006
Blood bank situation - update
From Jaded in the comments.