Mexican hospitals struggle to attract fearful blood donors amid pandemic

Mexican hospitals struggle to attract fearful blood donors amid pandemic

At the Juarez hospital in Mexico City, doctors used to perform at least 50 blood transfusions a day, but since the arrival of the novel coronavirus, the hospital's blood banks stand nearly empty as donors, fearful of contracting COVID-19, stay away.
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