More blood donors to be needed in Netherlands
Blood bank company predicts that 40,000 new donors will be needed in the future to cope with the aging population.7 August 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The blood bank company Sanquin says there could be a shortage of blood donors in the future.
There are 400,000 people in the Netherlands give blood, but more people will be needed in future as a result of the aging of the population. Sanquin estimates around 40,000 new donors are needed.
Several blood banks have appealed for new donors in recent weeks.
Sanquin says the existing supply remains adequate for current needs.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]