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Blood donor shortages in South Sudan
Cultural fears of falling ill means many South Sudanese refuse to come forward as potential blood donors.
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 15:28

Doctors in South Sudan say hospital patients are dying because not enough people are giving blood.

 
There's a shortage of supplies because cultural taboos are stopping donors from coming forward.

Al jazeera's Anna Cavell reports from the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

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