NetOne Rewards Rural School For Giving Blood

THE country’s second largest Mobile Network Operator (MNO), NetOne yesterday donated five computers to Mutenderende High school from Chirumhanzu for being the biggest blood donor for the period 2017 to date. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Gweru The move is part of their countrywide program which seeks to support schools from all the country’s 10 provinces which are excelling in the areas of blood donation. Addressing delegates at the World Blood Donor Day in Gweru, NetOne Executive Media Services Manager, Mr Clever Isaya said the schools support program was an…

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Zim Prepared For Free Blood Initiative…as WHO gives nod to Program

GOVERNMENT says it is prepared to implement the free blood initiative which commences next month amidst indications that capable infrastructure and funding mechanisms have been put in place to complement the program. By Michael Gwarisa in Gweru The program which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) is set to benefit maternal cases and vulnerable societal groups with the  aim of closing the high mortality rate as a result of loss of blood. Officiating at…

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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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