Call for more youths to donate blood
Singapore Red Cross (SRC) and the Health Sciences Authority hope to increase the number of youth donors to 35 percent by 2014.
Youths, or those aged 16 to 25, currently make up about 30 percent of the donor population.
The plan to increase the number was revealed at today's official opening of a new satellite blood centre at Dhoby Xchange.
SRC says it will work with youth groups from the educational institutions surrounding the new centre to attract more youths to donate blood.
They will collaborate to organise road shows and other forms of outreach.
The new centre at Dhoby Ghaut is targetted at both students in the area and workers from nearby offices.
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