The number of blood donors in Turkey, which was nearly 9,000 per day, has fallen below 2,000 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the head of Turkish Red Crescent said Friday.

In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Dr. Kerem Kinik said although there was no decrease in the need for blood, the donations were falling.

Hence, the supply chain has been disturbed.

“We deliver at least 9,000 units of blood to over 1,500 hospitals in Turkey every day. And this necessity continues every day,” he said.

The phenomenon, however, is not limited to Turkey but has been witnessed around

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