Dengue limits blood donations in Australian city

04/21/2010 | ABC (Australia)

The Townsville Blood Bank in Queensland, Australia, is implementing blood donation restrictions following two cases of dengue fever. People in affected areas can still donate blood, but only their plasma will be used, a blood bank spokesman said. The blood bank hopes this unfortunate incident can be turned into a positive situation by encouraging more people to donate plasma to meet the ever-increasing demand for the blood component.

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