Diplomatic corps blood drive nets 31 pints
The National Blood Bank has collected 31 pints of blood from a blood drive organised by the United States (US) Embassy and the Ministry of Health.
According to a press release, US government staff and staff from other diplomatic missions and international organisations participated in the drive held on Thursday to meet a critical blood shortage. The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) also provided considerable technical support for blood safety activities to help improve blood collection procedures and policies in Guyana.
As one of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) implementing agencies, the CDC has been involved in boosting the capacity of blood transfusion services since 2004; in creating strategies to recruit and retain low-risk voluntary …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.