Dr. Frederick – Importance of Giving Blood

Dr. Frederick – Importance of Giving Blood

Dr. Frederick – Importance of Giving Blood

At health care institutions across Trinidad and Tobago, the unreliability of the supply of blood and blood products has very often had a negative impact on the ability of health care workers to adequately treat their seriously ill and seriously injured patients. Indeed, we have operated under this state of suboptimal access to blood for such a long time that it has become the normal state of affairs. This should never be the case.

The existing systems for attracting donations have, unfortunately, not been able to keep up with the demand for blood and blood products. Events such as the Share Goodness Blood Drive are a good step toward solving this problem, which will undoubtedly affect each of us, directly or indirectly, at some point in our lives.

Donating blood is something that every citizen can do to have a positive impact on the delivery of health care.

Dr. Frederick