Staff from Stansfield Motors recently donated blood to the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) to help the institution meet rising demand for blood in health facilities.
The company’s Customer Relations Officer, Famida Daudi, said they decided to donate in an effort to save lives.
She said every day all the hospitals and clinics in the country need blood to treat patients hence the need for blood donations.
“Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person. It is the gift of life. That is why we thought of donating to MBTS so that we should save lives of people who are in dire need of blood,” she said.
Daudi further called on other institutions to emulate the example in order to save lives of many.
“As companies, we need to encourage our employees to donate blood.
With of reports of rising blood shortages in hospitals, there is need for a collective approach from the general public,” she explained.
According to MBTS, Malawi requires 10,000 units of blood this month due to the high incidences of Malaria-induced anaemia.