In an effort to replenish its blood supply to adequately treat patients, the Joseph Nathaniel France (JNF) General Hospital in St. Kitts, is asking eligible persons of the public to donate to its Blood Bank.
The hospital is currently trying to instill a system which will allow the facility to always have a steady blood supply in the time of emergencies and every day procedures.
“Only a small amount of blood per individual from the eligible population is needed to make a difference. It saves lives of persons in our community”. So says Director of Health Institutes in St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Jenson Morton. Dr. Morton also spoke on many different scenarios and procedures in which a steady blood supply is necessary:
He also spoke on the criteria in Blood doners such as absence of alcohol and drugs from the body, days prior, no new tattoos or piercings under a period of three to six months and no colds, flus and other diseases: