Blood donor day cancelled

IT IS with regret that the International Health Centres have had to cancel the Blood Donor Day scheduled for April 1. In the past, blood collections were arranged with the Hospital do Barlavento Algarvio in Portimão, but, this year, all collections have been taken over by the National Blood Transfusion Network in Lisbon in order to centralise the system. Sadly, their protocol does not allow them to utilise the International Health Centres’ well-established routine. The International Health Centres and Hospital do Barlavento Algarvio would like to thank all those who have been so generous for the last nine years, not only with their blood donations, but also with their time and goodwill.