Michiru view girls secondary school tours MBTS laboratories

By Mickness Mtete Form four students from Michiru girls private secondary school on Monday 28 November 2022 visited laboratories at Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS) in Blantyre to deepen their academic knowledge on blood transfusion. The students were guided by their Life Skills teacher, Chancy Mhone who underscored the need of such visits saying they …

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Bwemba Open Day impresses

By Bridget Shumba Over 50 people turned up for a blood donation clinic and  38 managed to donate blood at Bwemba clinic in Mtetemera Village, Sub-Traditional Authority (STA) Mpoto in Balaka District. The activity was organized by MBTS Balaka Satellite Depot on 14th October 2022 in order to sustain supply of blood and blood products …

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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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