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Encouraging More to Take Part in Blood Donations

NOTICE PAPER NO. 1992
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 4 JULY 2023

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye
MP for Radin Mas

Question No. 3073

To ask the Minister for Health (a) how does the Ministry intend to encourage greater donations of blood; and (b) whether the Ministry will review rules prohibiting blood donations following visits to certain countries, to address the current blood stock crunch.

Answer

1         To promote blood donation, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and Singapore Red Cross work together to partner entities such as the People’s Association, companies, and religious and social organisations, conduct regular marketing campaigns and leverage digital platforms.

2         As announced recently, after reviewing international evidence, HSA will remove later this year, the deferral for apheresis donors with geographical risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.  

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