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Blood donor center open in Lujiazui

WORKERS in Lujiazui can give blood at a new center in the financial district, Shanghai Blood Administration Office said yesterday.

The blood donation center at the No. 1 exit of the Lujiazui Station of Metro Line 2 had a low-key opening on September 30.

It has been collecting around nearly 11 units of blood — one unit is 200 milliliters — each day and 38 units by maximum.

It replaces a blood collection vehicle that was at the entrance of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower until three years ago.

This is part of efforts to encourage more blood donors.

Traditionally, many Chinese are reluctant to donate blood as they believe it is harmful to their health.

A blood donation room at Hongqiao Traffic Hub is soon to open, adding to the 40 or so mobile and streetside centers.

Streetside blood donations accounted for 40-45 percent of the total donations in the past two years, compared to over 50 percent in previous years. It was partly blamed on some blood collection rooms and vehicles being in the wrong location.



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