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Successful participation in the 18th Blood Donation Campaign at PCB

A bunch of 72 people have participated in the 17th Blood Donation Day held yesterday at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), representing an increase of 43% over the previous campaign, and 78% compared to the average of all years. More than 198 patients will benefit from this initiative, organized by the Banc de Sang i Teixits (Blood and Tissue Bank) in collaboration with the Departament of Safety, Quality and Enviromental of PCB. 


72 people have approached the Mobile Blood Donation Unit set up in front of the Clúster building. Six people who offered to donate their blood could not do so, leaving a final total number of 66 donations, twenty of wich were from new donors.

1,000 donations are needed every day in Catalonia to guarantee supply to hospitals and clinics in Catalonia in order to ensure quality medical treatment. Transfusions of blood and blood components have become an essential part of healthcare today. 

The Banc de Sang i Teixits (Blood and Tissue Bank) is a public agency of the Catalan Department of Health whose mission is to guarantee the supply and proper use of human blood and tissue in Catalonia. It is also the leading centre in the field of immunodiagnostics and advanced therapy development. Has a team of 600 professionals working throughout Catalonia. To carry out these tasks, it relies on a network of blood collection which includes 16 fixed centres located in major hospitals of the Catalan healthcare regions and 17 mobile units that make more than 80 outings weekly in towns and cities across Catalonia. 

• For further information:  Blood and Tissue Bank website [+]