The New Zealand Blood service is urging healthy donors to keep donating blood as the country goes into lockdown over coronavirus. Blood donation is "absolutely necessary" for New Zealand's health service, Chief Medical Officer New Zealand Blood Service Dr Sarah Morley said. READ MORE:* Coronavirus: Blood donors cancel appointments over virus fears* Coronavirus: What are essential services? MURRAY WILSON/STUFF The New Zealand Blood Service has told donors it is safe to go to the clinics to donate blood. New Zealand Blood Service Communications Manager Asuka Burge previously told Stuff a drop off in blood might see the number of elective surgeries cut to reduce blood demand.
Source: Stuff March 23, 2020 09:22 UTC