Caja blood bank needs more donors to meet needs

The nation’s health agency needs to find more blood donors, it said Monday.

The agency, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social needs are least 50 more donors each day to meet its needs, said Sebastián Molina, a microbiologist at the Banco Nacional de Sangre.

The average number each day is about 150 donors, which is an insufficient number, he said. There are 27 blood banks at hospitals in Costa Rica.

Each healthy adult can donate blood about three times a year without problems, the Caja said. Officials are seeking companies where employees are willing to donate. Blood bank workers said that they would make visits.

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