KIDA Hospital staff members are grateful to the Blood Bank in Fort Portal for supplying blood when they need it in cases of childbirth hemorrhage, emergency surgery and anemia caused by severe malaria. The Blood Bank supplies blood to the entire Kabarole District of Uganda. KIDA Hospital was recently approved as a collection site, and the first donation day took place on May 11, 2015.
25 units of blood were collected from healthy volunteers including vocational students. They enjoyed the experience of giving back. One volunteer was quoted, “Now that I work in a hospital, I really appreciate the importance of blood, so I should donate and save someone’s life out there.”