Youth urged to remain HIV negative

Youth are encouraged to stay healthy so that they can be able to donate blood
Youth are encouraged to stay healthy so that they can be able to donate blood

FRANCISTOWN: Young people have been urged to remain HIV negative in order to offer a steady supply of blood that will save lives.

This was said by Phase IV deputy customary court president Kgosi Pogisego Mosarwe, during the World Blood Donor Day commemoration held under the theme, ‘Thank you for saving my life’, which was held at the Tati River Lodge this past weekend.

 “We are all aware that HIV/AIDS is a big challenge for blood safety and other health programmes. It’s my hope that each one of us especially the leaders of tomorrow becomes a safe, non-remunerated blood donor for life,” he said. Mosarwe noted that it is the responsibility of the National Blood Transfusion Service in the Ministry of Health to provide safe blood, by implementing appropriate donor selection and testing strategies.

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