LIONS CLUB RUKUNGIRI TO LAUNCH ONE WEEK BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LIVES.
BY AMBROSE KWERONDA
RUKUNGIRI: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 09, 2021
Lions Club Rukungiri a group of service-minded people dedicated to serving their community without personal financial reward, have partnered with Uganda Blood Bank Rukungiri Branch to launch a one week blood donation campaign to save lives.
Lions Club is a group of good Samaritans who believe in giving part of what they have to help the needy.
Arafat Mpeke worker at Blood Bank, says their work has been affected by the closure of Institutions and Schools where they have been getting Blood.
He further revealed that Blood Bank has been supplying 1,250 units of Blood to all Hospitals in Kigezi Region but the collection has reduced to between 700 & 800 units
Prosper Tagobya the President Lions Club Rukungiri noted that they have joined this campaign in fulfillment of their goal to serve the needy.
He revealed that their target is to help the accident victims, mothers in labor with inadequate blood among others. Tagobya called on everyone to donate Blood because there is a benefit of testing for Hepatitis B, HIV AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases free of charge.
The blood donation Camps will start on Friday (tomorrow) at Unified Mission kihindi, Rukungiri , Doctor’s Case clinic Premises, Taxi Park, Ntungamo Stage Rukungiri, Nyakibale and Buyanja