We are an organization who’s purpose is to develop a sustainable Blood Transfusion Service in Malawi, to ensure that the country is able to provide adequate supplies of safe blood and blood products to meet the needs of all patients in all hospitals in Malawi. The MBTS will work with all Central, District and relevant hospitals in the public and private sector, College of Medicine, clinical laboratories and their staff, clinicians and related projects and the Blood Donor Associations of Malawi (BDAM), in order to provide a safe and adequate blood supply to all those in need.
CDH INVESTMENT BANK DONATES 2 MILLION KWACHA TO MBTSIn answering the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service’s (MBTS) call of bringing blood transfusion services in hard-to-reach and distant areas through the placement of blood bank fridges in district hospitals, CDH Investment Bank has donated 2 Million Malawian Kwacha towards the cause.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, MBTS Chief Executive Officer, Natasha Nsamala, expressed gratitude for the gesture and appealed to more corporate organisations to emulate the example.“We are truly grateful that CDH Investment Bank heeded our call for assistance in a very speedy manner. They have set a good example of what corporate social responsibility really entails and we trust that more organisations will follow suit. This donation will contribute towards the purchase of a blood bank fridge that is being earmarked for Mangochi district and will serve hospitals like Monkey Bay Community Hospital and Muli Bwanji Mission Hospital which have when it comes to accessing safe blood from MBTS,” she said.
Ntcheu north parliamentarian Ziphondo urges people to donate bloodMember of Parliament for Ntcheu North, Lymon Bema Ziphondo has urged his constituents to begin the new year by giving blood in order to help build stocks ahead of a potentially challenging rainy season. Ziphondo made the call during the week at Lizulu Trading Center where Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) Balaka Satellite Depot conducted a blood donation open day. He said, “There are a lot of people in different hospitals who are in urgent need of blood and it is my plea to the people in my constituency and beyond to take time to give this precious gift”.
World Blood Donor Day takes place on 14 June each year. The Day was created to:
The Day was created to:
🩸Raise global awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion;
🩸Highlight the critical contribution voluntary, unpaid blood donors make to national health systems;
🩸Support national blood transfusion services, blood donor organizations and other nongovernmental organizations in strengthening and expanding their voluntary blood donor programmes by reinforcing national and local campaigns.
The day also provides an opportunity to call to action governments and national health authorities to provide adequate resources to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, unpaid blood donors and to manage access to blood and the transfusion of those who require it.