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Japan Red Cross Adds Diabetes Check For Blood Donors

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The Japan Red Cross decided Dec. 17 to start checking if blood donors have diabetes before taking their blood. The new measure starts in March 2009. According to the organization, the number of diabetes patients in Japan has been increasing as a result of changing diets. Many citizens will be able to get blood sugar levels checked free of charge through Japan Red Cross's new service, which could increase potential donors to the organization. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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