KARACHI: The recent violence and target killings in Karachi have raised the demand for blood donations by 25 to 30 per cent. The increasing need for donated blood by emergency patients has created problems for thalassemia patients, whose survival depends on blood donations, says Secretary General of Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority, Dr. Zahid Ansari. He said last year 4,000 blood bags were needed every day in Sindh, but this year due to the increase in target killings 6,000 blood bags are required every day.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2011.
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