100 voluntary blood donors honoured

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud (right) handing over a token to a blood donor. (GINA photo)
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud (right) handing over a token to a blood donor. (GINA photo)

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) on Friday hosted its annual World Blood Donor day awards ceremony.

GINA said that at the institution’s compound on Lamaha Street, 100 individuals were honoured with certificates and a small token for their regular act of humanity.

The event which was held under the theme “Safe Blood for Saving Mothers” attracted a large gathering of donors, GINA said.

The theme for this year’s celebration is focused on saving mothers because every day, around 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications worldwide.   The issue of severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and long-term disability, GINA noted.

 

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