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Mbale Regional blood bank runs out of blood again

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Mbale regional blood bank in Mbale has run out of blood again for the second time since the COVID-19 lockdown started in March this year. The regional blood bank suffered the first blood shortage few weeks after the closure of schools and suspension of public …

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Gulu blood bank struggles to raise blood amidst shortage

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Gulu Regional Blood Bank is struggling to raise enough blood for hospitals and health centres in the region amidst the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. At least 75 per cent of the blood units in the bank used to be collected from schools and other learning institutions. …

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NSSF promises more support to the National Blood Bank

Kampala, Uganda  | Julius Businge | The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has promised to give more support to the National Blood Bank in terms of more blood that it wants to deal with the shortage. In a statement shared with The Independent, the Fund said that, as part of its corporate …

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New component in blood

Discovery could lead to improvements in treatment of diseases | THE INDEPENDENT | Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole functional mitochondria in …

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NSSF in blood donation drive

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund this week held a five day blood donation exercise with a call to all eligible donors to join. Richard Byarugaba, the Fund’s managing director said at the launch on January 13 that the target for this year is …

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One dead as blood shortage hits Apac hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 22-year-old woman has lost her life at Apac Hospital due to lack of blood for transfusion. Sandra Akello, a resident of Adok village, Alworoceng parish in Ibuje sub county was referred to Apac General Hospital by Reproductive Health Uganda following a forced abortion. …

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