This year's flu virus is also causing a copious reduction in blood donors.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Blood donors at a minimum due to the flu. This year's flu virus is not only claiming many victims, alas, in terms of deaths, but it is also causing a copious reduction in blood donors.
This is the alarm that comes from the National Blood Center (CNS) which has launched an appeal to all donors for lack of blood and reported to associations of shortages donors in various regions.
"It should be noted - the website reads - the widespread shortage of red blood cells in the Regions of Lazio, Puglia, Campania and Tuscany, as also noted by the SISTRA Notice Board, but at the same time the unwillingness of the Regions usually surplus to compensate and even the shortage at the Lombardy and Piedmont Regions ".
An emergency due to the numerous cases of flu that have also affected the people on the donor lists, making them practically debilitated. Indeed, it appears that this year's flu epidemic is particularly aggressive, registering as the heaviest in the last 10 years.
At present, the critical state due to the lack of blood is present in the regions of Tuscany, Campania, Lazio and Puglia.
The National Blood Center hopes for a "prompt resumption of collection", an essential aspect for maintaining an effective level of assistance throughout the country. For this, and to keep us in general good health, we once again reiterate some practical remedies to prevent the flu.
How to prevent the flu
To avoid or at least limit the spread of flu viruses, let's remember to put into practice some basic hygiene rules:
- Cover your mouth and nose in case of coughing and sneezing
- Wash your hands often
- Do not leave the house if you are sick
- Avoid contact with those with acute flu
- Avoid sudden changes in temperature
- Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and whole grains
- drink so much
- Allow yourself adequate hours of sleep
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Influenza 2018: blood donors alert