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Experts concerned about blood wastage in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts attending the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) congress at Munyonyo are concerned about wastage at hospitals. They say that sometimes blood transfusion is recommended when it is not needed. According to the WHO, in developed countries, the blood wastage rate is reported to …

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Blood clots: A life-threatening condition

Factors that increase your risk of developing blood clots Kampala, Uganda | HENRY DDUNGU | Blood clotting is necessary in our bodies as this stops the blood from uncontrolled flowing after a cut or injury; but it’s when blood clots are created when they’re not needed, that they can become …

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NSSF, UBTS partner to collect rare blood groups

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) has teamed up with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to address the shortage of rare blood groups, specifically the Rhesus-negative blood types, in the blood bank. The three-day drive aims to collect up to 3,000 units of …

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Uganda gets blood irradiation machine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC) has introduced a new service in the country which according to the Ministry of Health is set to curb the number of people who develop complications after blood transfusion. According to Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary in …

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Diseases of the heart and blood vessels

Eating 5 eggs per week may help lower your risk Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | A study has found that people who ate five or more eggs weekly had improvements in some risk factors for cardiovascular disease. They had lower blood pressure and blood sugar and less risk for high blood …

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Blood shortage hits Moroto hospital

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A blood shortage has hit Moroto Regional referral hospital amidst high cases of gunshot victims and malaria patients in need of blood transfusions. The crisis has forced medics to postpone surgeries and refer some patients to private health facilities, majorly Matany missionary hospital in Napak …

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Tororo general hospital battling blood shortage

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo General Hospital is struggling with unstable blood supply. According to the hospital administrators, the shortage is leading to an increase in infant deaths and also affects the lower health facilities. Records indicate that Tororo General hospital from the start of the financial year has …

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