Stocks at the National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC) are critically low and hundreds of units short of meeting demand, leading management at the center to publicly appeal for people to come forward and help restore the depleted reserves. Dr. Hok Kim Cheng, the NBTC’s director, said Wednesday that the shortage was mainly due to donations from university students in Phnom Penh having dropped by up to 70 percent over the August holiday season. “Now we have only 200 units in stock,” he said. “We are lacking blood. The shortage is because of the vacation season. At the same
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