Blood reservoir very low

Blood donors contributing to the national blood reserves. More blood will be needed during the festive
Blood donors contributing to the national blood reserves. More blood will be needed during the festive

With the demand for blood supply going up during the festive season and reservoirs running low, the National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) is appealing for blood donation.

Currently, the national bank has 209 thousand units of screened blood and 105 thousand units un-screened, said Joseph Moatshe, the recruitment coordinator at the NBTC. 

He said at this time of the year, there is a great need for blood because of the many fatal road accidents that may occur. To that end, the blood bank is open for donations.  “We continue with more blood collections in two blood donation centres, namely Gaborone and Francistown,” Moatshe said.

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