Dominican Republic to send blood donation to Haiti

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The Red Cross of the Dominican Republic (CRD) will send 3,000 units of blood (0.47 liters each) to Haiti to help those seriously injured in the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that hit the island country on Jan. 12, it was announced on Thursday.

In a statement, the CRD's blood bank director, Sonia Pichardo Terrero, said that thousands of people from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia and Central America had donated the blood.

"The blood will be used for the surgeries on the Haitian victims" in the devastating earthquake, said Pichardo.

According to Pichardo, the blood bank works 24 hours a day, and some 50 bio-analysts joined the blood collecting efforts.

Pichardo added that the Dominican Republic's Medical College (CMD) is also gathering blood donations.

Nearly 100,000 people were feared dead in the earthquake, while some 250,000 were reportedly injured in the calamity.

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