The health ministry on Thursday said it was in urgent need of type AB+ and B+ blood. Calling on the public to donate, it said they needed 120 vials of blood to cover emergency cases.

All blood donation centres across the country will remain open until 8pm in a bid to help garner as many donations as possible.

Some stations will be open until 6pm such as the one in Larnaca, but the staff will move to Arena stadium until 8pm.

Additionally, Famagusta’s blood donation centre will remain open until 6pm but the staff will move to the Avgorou organised groups until 9pm.

Blood donation point: First floor of Engomi health centre
Address: Nicou Kanidioti Avenue (close to Alphamega supermarket)
Phone number: 22809098, 22809052, 22809048

Blood donation point: Ayios Georgios Havouza church reception
Phone number: 96651547

Blood donation point: Third floor in new wing at general hospital
Number: 24800402

Blood donation point: Vasileos Constantinou, 89 Royal Business Centre
Phone number: 99889711

Blood donation point: former coop, opposite Ayia Varvara church
Phone number: 96651537

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