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KISU in blood donation drive

KISU students share a light moment. KISU has unveiled a blood donation drive that is set to attract many on Friday September 28 (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Kampala International School Uganda is on Friday set to hold its first ever blood donation drive.

The drive will start at 9 am in the school’s Auditorium.

However, only people above the age of 17 will be encouraged to donate the blood.

Those interested can receive a physical contract from the reception desk at the school, or confirm attendance through this website: (https://www.wejoin.com/sheets/zzwtr).

Kampala International School Uganda is an international school, located in the neighbourhood of Bukoto. It was formerly named Kabira International School of Uganda.

The school has a primary section for students aged 2 to approximately 10/11 years of age. The school broadly follows the National Curriculum for England, modified to take into account the school’s location and international student body.

Facts:

Uganda annually needs 350,000 units of blood but can only raise between 270,000-300,000 units every year, leaving a deficit of between 50,000- 100,000 units.

For every 10 people who need blood transfusion, 3 people never ever get it.

Blood is critical in the care and treatment of pregnant mothers before and during birth, pediatric care, HIV/AIDS and cancer care as well as the treatment of malaria, sickle cell and accident victims.

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