Voice Of Europe
July 29, 2019
Thanks to a wave of knife crime in Gothenburg – Sweden’s second-largest city – healthcare facilities have reported that their blood reserves are running dangerously low.
Last week, healthcare professionals in Gothenburg sent out SMS texts to city residences imploring them to donate blood to alleviate shortages, which according to Sahlgrenska University Hospital’s Stefan Jakobsson, are due to a recent wave of knife attacks in the city, Sveriges Radio reports.
Among the generous Swedes who answered the call to donate was Richard Christofferson.
“I got a text message that you should come in if you could. I do it to help others who need blood, but I also have too much iron in my body so I also need to give regularly,” Christofferson said.
Last week, Gothenburg witnessed two fatal stabbings in its city center. One of the stabbings occurred at the famous Nordstan shopping center.
This article was posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:59 am