National Blood Donation Campaign called for October 26 2019
Addis Ababa, October 25, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopia will launch a National Blood donation campaign tomorrow under the theme, “Life for Life! Give Blood, Save Life!” According to the Ministry of Health (MoF), about 10, 000 people nationwide are expected to donate blood on the day.
The initiative targets registering 100,000 regular blood donors tomorrow and 300,000donors in a month, it was noted. Ethiopia collected 223,000 units of blood in 2012 EC, meeting only 22% of its need as per the standard of the World Health Organization (WHO). Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, Health Minister Dr Amir Aman, US Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor and other senior government officials are expected to join the launching of the campaign.
To register as a regular blood donor, use the link: https://bloodbank.moh.gov.et/#/