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Noxious odour forces early closure of Blood Bank

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 5:17 PM
The Blood Bank located on Slipe Pen Road in Kingston - Norman Grindley photo

Employees at the National Public Health Laboratory in downtown, Kingston were sent home early today after a noxious odour was detected on the fourth floor of the building.

Speaking with our news centre this afternoon, Director of National Lab Services at the laboratory, Dr Angela Scott, said the staff was sent home and the fire services alerted when the odour began spreading to the fifth floor.


Director of National Lab Services at NPHL Dr Angela Scott

Scott says the lab commonly called the Blood Bank is expected to be back to full operations tomorrow. 

Earlier today a medical team from Portland was being turned away with specimen they had brought for testing.

However, at the insistence of the medical team, alternative arrangements were made to collect and store specimen despite the closure.