Dhangadhi’s blood transfusion centre struck with shortage of blood

KAILALI: Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City of Kailali district is facing acute shortage of blood with inexplicable reluctance on part of the local residents to donate blood.

For the past one week, blood shortage has become severe at the Blood Transfusion Centre, Dhangadhi, which has now run out of packs of blood of all groups, according to Centre's Chief Dharanidhar Pant.

Pant conceded the failure on part of the transfusion centre to impart a general knowledge among the locals that donating blood does not harm one's health.

The transfusion centre in far-western Nepal is operating under the aegis of Nepal Red Cross Society.