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2017 Annual Press Conference

The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) held its annual press conference on 28 February. Dr C K Lee, the Chief Executive and Medical Director, reviewed blood donation and supply in 2016.

since the situation of deferrals due to low haemoglobin level is serious, the BTS will implement a series of promotional activities - “Stay on Nutritious Diet, Start with Iron” ( for better intake of iron, balanced diet and healthy life, to restore body iron store. In addition, since females are comparatively enthusiastic to share with others, the BTS will focus on discussing physiological periods and iron absorption of females. The BTS planned to invite doctors, nutritionists to introduce nutritious food and anticipated that the number of deferrals due to low haemoglobin level will decrease.