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Donate Blood, Get a Mask

Donate Blood, Get a Mask

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Concern is growing over the blood supply in South Korea as an increasing number of people are reluctant to donate blood due to concerns about the novel coronavirus. The Blood Center, an affiliate organization of the Korea Industrial Health Association, kicked off an event Wednesday to provide one KF94 [...]

Blood Donation Now Possible 6 Months after Tattooing, Acupuncture and Piercing

Blood Donation Now Possible 6 Months after Tattooing, Acupuncture and Piercing

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is updating regulations that will allow individuals to donate blood sooner after undergoing certain procedures such as tattooing, acupuncture and piercing. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Sunday that it will implement a revised bill on some of its blood donation record card notices one month [...]

Government Allows Blood Donations from Malaria-Infected Regions

Government Allows Blood Donations from Malaria-Infected Regions

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The government announced Friday that it was temporarily lifting its ban on blood donations from malaria-infected regions over concerns that the country will suffer another blood shortage during the coming winter.  According to the Ministry of Health & Welfare, residents from eight cities and counties, including Paju, Gimpo, and [...]

Samsung Electronics Joins Int’l Blood Donation Campaign

Samsung Electronics Joins Int’l Blood Donation Campaign

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co., a South Korean tech giant, said Tuesday it has joined an international blood donation campaign to encourage more people to give blood for those in desperate need.  The Red Cross’s International Missing Type (IMT) initiative encourages popular brands and organizations to remove A, B and O [...]