Health minister Chikara Sakaguchi urged the nation Friday to participate in an initiative aimed at securing the supply of blood products for hemophiliacs.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said it launched the campaign to combat a potential shortage in the supply of overseas blood products next year as a result of manufacturing difficulties.

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