Muslim Youth United take part in saving lives

In a quest to save lives, the Muslim Youth United (MYU) in collaboration with MUBAS Muslim Students Organization Association organized a blood donation drive with The Malawi Blood Transfusion Services on 22nd July, 2023. The event which took place at MUBAS will help in saving many lives of patients in need of blood transfusion.

The blood drive was successful and more than 80 people took part. The yields were remarkable in that MBTS managed to collect 70 pints of blood on the day. Commenting at the event, Imran Lali the MYU executive member encouraged his fellow youth that “as youth in the society we need to take a leading role in addressing national healthy needs which includes voluntary blood donation to save the lives of the patients in need of blood transfusion in different hospitals nationwide.’’ He also commended the youth that showed up on the day to donate blood “We have been encouraged with this year’s participation and we anticipate to raise the bar in the near future.”

MBTS urges all youth organizations nationwide to emulate the kind gesture that the MYU members have done by organizing a blood drive. Villant Ng’oma, a first time donor also encourages her fellow youth to start donating blood because it saves the lives of many people including cancer patients, women with pregnancy complications and accident victims. She also added that donating blood for the first time made her feel good and she expressed her feeling that “there is a part of me that feels relieved because I know the blood is going to save someone’s life therefore I take this opportunity to encourage others not to be afraid of the blood donation process.”

It is possible to meet the 120,000 pints national blood needs in the country if the youth can take an active role in mobilizing and organizing themselves to donate blood.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *