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Calls for new collection strategy as blood stock outs persist

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) is struggling to hit blood collection targets with the persistence of stock-outs.  When URN contacted UBTS Executive Director Dr Dorothy Kyeyune Byabazaire on Sunday, refused to comment on the status of the stocks whereas Public Relations Officer Micheal Mukundane …

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Blood transfusion service struggles to get donors in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Blood Transfusion Service-UBTS is struggling to get blood donors in Hoima region. Hoima region supplies blood to 18 health facilities, among them; Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Kagadi Hospital, Buliisa Hospital, Kiboga Hospital, Masindi Hospital, Kibaale Hospital, Kikuube Health Centre IV, Ntwetwe Health Centre …

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Drones to deliver blood supplies to hospitals by March, 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Some hospitals in Kampala will have their blood supplies delivered by drones by March 2020, thanks to a government nod to an initiative by Ugandan German innovator John Goslino.   Goslino’s blood connect project secured government approval through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Although …

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Blood bank struggles to maintain stocks as demand increases

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Blood transfusing facilities across the country have increased to 400 from 300 just last year, according to Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS). Michael Mukundane, the Coordinator Transfusion services, says the increment has put pressure on service provision and is responsible for fluctuations in …

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