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Ministry of Health receives new donor bus

November 24, 2015 4:24 am

The Ministry of Health has received a new blood donor vehicle from the Japanese government.

Health Minister Jone Usamate says the Ministry’s aim of achieving a hundred per cent voluntary non-regulated blood donation by 2020 has received a major boost.

The new vehicle, to be used in the Western Division, will receive blood that is critical for surgeries during operations.

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Usamate says the donation will further enable the blood service unit in increasing their blood drive campaign in the Western division.

“This assistance and donation of this blood donation bus from the people of Japan for clinical service delivery, especially for the blood donor recruitment programme is a timely donation and augurs well with the ministry’s endeavor to reach 100 per cent voluntary non – regulation blood donation by 2018.”

The specialized technology and inbuilt equipment on board the new bus will also improve the experience of donating blood for both the donor and the medical attendants.

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