Blood demand increases in Karachi as Voilence increases
KARACHI (Wednesday, August 17, 2011) : There has been a sharp increase in the demand for blood in the metropolis, owing to the rise in violence, Geo News reported.
There are 83 blood banks in the city and 306 across the country, which supply blood for patients with thalassemia and other diseases.
The demand for blood has increased by 25-30%. In July alone over 500 people were injured due to firing in Karachi and a large number of people are still under treatment in numerous hospitals and require large quantities of blood.