NBTS appeals to companies for blood donations

FRANCISTOWN: National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) Northern Manager, Mogi Mosigi, has appealed to companies to open their doors for blood donations. Mosigi made the appeal during an NBTS stakeholders meeting held recently at the Tati River Lodge.

When presenting the northern region statistics to the stakeholders, Mosigi indicated that in 2013 companies lagged behind other blood donors, with 200 units. By comparison, secondary schools topped the list with 4,500 units of blood followed by tertiary institutes and uniformed workers. In 2014 blood collected from companies stood at 327 units, which was a slight improvement according to Mosigi.

The NBTS manager said many times they make appointments with various companies only to be cancelled at the last minute.

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