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MBTS asks for support as school near closure

By Bridget Shumba The Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) has appealed to the communities to donate blood in large numbers as schools, which contribute 72% of the collected blood, near closure. According to statistics from MBTS, 72% of blood donations are from secondary students, 14.4% from self-employed individuals, 6.5% are from those employed and the …

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M’manga appeals to chiefs to embrace blood donation

By Andrew Kamanga Group Village Headman M’manga has called upon fellow traditional leaders to embrace blood donation in order to save lives. M’manga was speaking at his square in Liwonde on Thursday during a blood donation activity that was organized by the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS)-Balaka Satellite Depot. The chief said he was impressed with …

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MBTS hails Phalula ADC

By Andrew Kamanga The Malawi Blood Transfusion Service  (MBTS)- Balaka Satelite Depor has expressed gratitude to Traditional Authority (T/A) Phalula’s area for a positive response during last blood donation exercise.   Donors donating blood Speaking at interface Area Develoopment committer (ADC) meeting that MBTS help at Phalula Market yesterday, Head of Balaka satelite Depot Edith …

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Mama Khadija students visit Balaka MBTS

By McLlyod Kudzingo Students from Mama Khadija Private Girls Academy on Friday visited the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service-MBTS Balaka depot where they learned more about the scientific, medical and social aspect of blood transfusion. MBTS staff, Mama Khadija teachers and students pose after the tour Among others, the students sat for a presentation that introduced …

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Taking Blood Donation to the People in Villages

By Christina Kilowe While it is true that Malawi is experiencing chronic blood shortage, Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) is exploring new initiatives to ensure the nation obtained the nationally required blood from voluntary blood donors. Recently, MBTS is transnationally directing its focus to villages from companies as well as venturing into partnerships with many stakeholders. …

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Mobilizing peers to donate blood

The grouping in action as their fellow students enjoys the play By Christina Kilowe As we walked through the corridors of Bangula Secondary School towards the hall in which students had assembled for a Blood Donation Motivational Talk in early July this year, we were informed by the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) Blood Donation …

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CDH INVESTMENT BANK DONATES 2 MILLION KWACHA TO MBTS

MBTS CEO, Natasha Nsamala (left) receives a dummy cheque from Mr Chikoti the CDH Investment Bank Chief Operating Officer By Christina Kilowe In 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 …

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Ntcheu north parliamentarian Ziphondo urges people to donate blood

Member 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 …

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Rodrick’s Lifetime Blood Donation Commitment

Healthy and strong. Brave with a kind heart. Making a difference with action. The gentleman with evergreen face in the picture, is Rodrick Alfred of Group Village Head (GVH) Nang’ombe under Senior Chief Chimaliro in Thyolo district who has donated blood five times with Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS). Alfred embarked on his blood donation …

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