NBSZ On Course To Meeting 2018 Blood Collections Target

BLOOD collections for the year 2018 have been the highest since  2014, at the back of increased awareness and  countrywide blood drives despite an increase in demand for blood  which was brought about by the scrapping of blood user fees, the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, NBSZ Public Affairs Manager, Esther Massundah said the coming in of the free blood initiative for all public health institutions resulted in NBSZ adjusting its 2018 annual collections target upwards by 25 percent from 70,000…

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#BREAKING: Blood Demand To Go Up…As Blood Group O Reserves Run Dry

AN unanticipated upsurge in blood demand is looming at the back of government’s recent move to slash the blood prices from $80 to $50 per unit at the beginning of this year. By Michael Gwarisa The development also comes at the back of a crisis whereby the Blood bank coffers are fast  running dry of blood group O amidst indications that not more than 52% of Zimbabwe’s population belong to that blood group. Briefing Journalists this morning, National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms Lucy Marowa…

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#BREAKING: Blood To Cost $80 Starting Tomorow

By Michael Gwarisa HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has ordered the National Blood Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) to reduce the price  of blood to US$80 effective November, 1 2017. Due to the exorbitant cost of blood in the country, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa said, “The high cost of blood and blood products in Zimbabwe has, for a long time now, been a matter of concern for both government and patients. For a start, we have, therefore, instructed National Blood Services…

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