New blood service centre in Christchurch
4 December 2012
service centre in Christchurch
Tony Ryall today announced the New Zealand Blood Service, in
partnership with Ngāi Tahu Property, will build a new blood
donor and laboratory centre in Christchurch.
per cent of us will need blood treatment at some point in
our lives. Thanks to the country’s 120,000 blood donors,
New Zealand is proudly self-sufficient in blood and blood
products,” says Mr Ryall.
“The new centre will
help ensure New Zealanders receive the blood treatments they
need – even as demand continues to increase.
“The new state of the art blood centre will have more
donor beds to meet the growing demand for plasma. It will
also be fitted out with the latest laboratory equipment for
testing and manufacturing, and a specialist warehouse for
storing blood products.
“The arrangement between
the New Zealand Blood Service and Ngāi Tahu Property is a
great example of how a public-private partnership benefits
the local community and the rest of the country.
Construction begins in the middle of next year and the
new centre is expected to open for business in early 2015.
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