Solar-powered blood bank to save lives after earthquakes hit Nepal

The British Red Cross informed yesterday that a solar-powered blood bank is operating to provide blood supplies to medical facilities after the powerful earthquakes struck Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

The Nepalese blood bank was built last year with help from the British Red Cross, as part of the earthquake preparedness programme, which is supported by the UK’s Department for International Development.

The blood bank is located in the suburb of Lalitpur and is designed to collect and store blood, ensuring a supply is available the second it is needed to help save lives.

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

You can donate £10 by texting EARTHQUAKE  to 70600 between the 25 April and the 1 September 2015.

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Source: British Red Cross. Image Credit: Nepal Red Cross Society via British Red Cross News .