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Give blood during Lunar New Year holiday

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) sincerely hopes that the general public will give blood during the Lunar New Year holiday to ensure adequate blood supply for public hospitals. Except on the first day of the Lunar New Year (February 19), when all blood donation centres will be closed, the general public are welcome to attend for blood donation from February 20 onwards. The opening hours of blood donation centres during the Lunar New Year are attached in the Appendix.

     From now to March 1, donors will receive a coin pouch while stocks last as a gesture of appreciation for their kindness.

     The BTS sincerely wishes everyone a healthy and prosperous Year of the Goat.

     For enquiries about service hours of the blood donor centres, please call BTS hotline at 2710 1234 or visit its website at

Ends/Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:27


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