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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:29 AM
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Bolivia to send medicine, blood, food to Haiti
Bolivia to send medicine, blood, food to Haiti
2010-01-16 08:30:18

LA PAZ, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Bolivian government will send 11 tons of medicine, blood and food, as well as 20 doctors specialized in natural disaster to quake-hit Haiti, Bolivian Health Minister Ramiro Tapia said on Friday.

Tapia said that to the moment Bolivia has collected more than 500 units of blood to be sent to Haiti, a country that was devastated on Tuesday by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Tapia said that the blood collection work will be done by Saturday, and it is expected to collect some 800 units of blood.

"Everybody has been affected by the tragic situation that Haitian people are living and we cannot be indifferent," Tapia said.

The Bolivian Health Ministry began a blood donation campaign on Thursday.

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