Pro-democracy protestors have been holding fresh rallies across Nepal as a general strike enters its 12th straight day.
The opposition campaigners' strike has closed shops and businesses and forced transport off the roads, leading to a shortage of food and fuel.
The government has offered security to trucks carrying supplies into the capital and called on people to defy the strike.
Police and demonstrators have clashed, resulting in the death of four protesters.
Matt Organ, 30, from Ireland, donates blood for protesters who were injured during a clash with police in Kathmandu.
Last week King Gyanendra offered to talk to the opposition parties and pave the way for elections. The opposition has rejected the king's offer.
The opposition parties have asked people not to pay taxes and bills until the government restores democracy.