New blood bank in Jurong

New blood bank in Jurong
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Grace Fu, meeting blood donors at the opening of Bloodbank@Westgate Tower on 23 June 2015.
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Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu, met blood donors at the opening of Bloodbank@Westgate Tower on June 23.

The Health Sciences Authority's (HSA) highest-capacity satellite blood collection centre with 20 beds is located in the heart of the shopping mall lustre around the Jurong East interchange.

It is expected to serve up to 40 donors an hour and collect about 100 units of blood daily.

HSA chief executive Mimi Choong said the centre aims to provide an accessible and convenient location for people living in western Singapore, as well as to improve "surge capacity" during emergencies.

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