Fresh Dairy donates blood for Uganda’s Regional Blood banks

By Drake Nyamugabwa

Fresh Dairy staff has joined the drive to donate blood as contribution towards replenishing the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service regional blood banks. They have so far raised 25 pints of blood towards the cause in a blood donation drive held at their offices in Industrial Area – Kampala, which saw over 500 Fresh Dairy staff take part. Sources from Uganda Blood Transfusion Services {UBTS}, say that blood is not only needed to save lives in times of emergencies but is also required to enable doctors carry out life-saving procedures for patients. Vincent Omoth, Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy says that working with initiatives like blood donation will go a long way in saving lives.

“One of our key priority areas at Fresh Dairy is Health and Nutrition. Working with initiatives such as Uganda Blood Transfusion Service and Uganda Red Cross gives us an opportunity to help save lives through contributing to the replenishing of the regional blood banks.” he said. Dr Dorothy Kyeyune Byabazire, The director Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS), says that only 1 per cent of Ugandans donate blood regularly. The response from the adult community as regards donating blood is very low and this, among other factors has led to shortage of blood at the blood banks. “The response in the adult community is not as good as that from schools because most adults have not embraced the culture of voluntarism when it comes to donation,” she added.

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