Iran: Blood donors go all-out in Tehran for earthquake casualties

A massive turnout was seen at the Tehran Blood Transfusion Centre on Monday, following authorities’ call for blood donors in the aftermath of the deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck near Iran's border with Iraq. Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Managing Director of Iran’s Blood Transfusion Organisation [IBTO], said: «in a typical day we have 28 units of O-negative blood. The most recent update... Еще for today shows we have received 300 units of O-negative blood just in Tehran.» Emergency services have been put on high alert following the deadly earthquake. At least 43 ambulances and 130 medics have been stationed at the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, waiting to transport inbound casualties to hospitals. Across Iraq and Iran at least 445 people have died and more than 7,100 were injured as a result of the earthquake. Iran's western Kermanshah province was the hardest-hit region.

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