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In Sierra Leone, Today is ĎWorld Blood Donor DayíÖdonate blood now and save a life
By Aruna Turay, a proud voluntary blood donor
Jun 14, 2013, 17:14
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Sierra Leone will today 14th June 2013 join the world over to commemorate World Blood Donor Day, a day set aside to recognize the role played by Voluntary Blood Donors (VBD) worldwide.

To commemorate the Day in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with various health partners will contribute to the day. MamaYe Sierra Leone will today join the National Safe Blood Services (NSBS) at Kabala Community Center in Koinadugu district for this yearís commemoration and tribute to voluntary blood donors nationwide.

In Sierra Leone, it is reported that more than 2000 mothers will lose their lives due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, and more than 11,000 newborns every year will not survive. Of these women, several will die from major bleeding. 

Dr. Baker, Programme Manager at NSBS said that, ďWhen we talk of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality there should be an effective and efficient blood services, but Blood Service is a sleeping giant that needs to be awakeĒ.

Blood transfusion is indispensible in life saving. During childbirth massive blood loss is a major cause of maternal death and can result in the loss of a mother and babies life within two hours. Dr. Baker stresses that ďthere should be an available adequate, free of cost and non-discriminatory blood services in the country. The remedy of giving blood is from either you or me so letís donate blood to start saving lives,Ē he continues by saying ďthe government of Sierra Leone should be aware that blood services are crucial in reaching MDGs 4 & 5.Ē

This yearís World Blood Donor theme is ďGive the gift of life, Donate bloodĒ. Start today by simply acquiring more knowledge on blood donation by joining a blood group through NSBS. You have the power to give the gift of life, donate today.


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