Malawi Blood Transfusion Service cleans Kamuzu Central Hospital
Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) on Saturday cleaned Kamuzu Central Hospital in an effort to keep a healthy environment for patients at the hospital.
A group of young people known as Club 25 committed to donating blood conducted the exercise.
MBTS Senior Public Relations Assistant, Upile Kaimvi, said they decided to clean KCH because a healthy environment complements quick recovery for patients.
‘’We have a club of young people called Club 25. These young people saw that they are already making an impact in donating blood to assist those in need in our hospitals so they decided to go and assist those who are in the hospitals by cleaning their environment,” Kaimvi said.
She appealed to people in the country to take part in donating blood as MBTS is not meeting the required amount of blood to carter for patients who are in dire need of blood.
Kaimvi said majority of MBTS blood donors are young people, hence they formed Club 25 to encourage young people to donate blood.
“We want young people to be meeting to encourage each other to donate blood. Besides, it is also one way of motivating them to remain HIV negative because when a person is donating three or four times, it means that person is negative,” she said.
President of Club 25, Alex Sakala, said the aim of the club is to save lives of people through blood donation.
“We always cover and encourage each other how we can serve our community better through blood transfusion. At the same time, we encourage each other to refrain from sexual activities,” he said.
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