Blood Donors To Book Online says NBSZ

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ), is revamping its website in a manner which will see blood donors making donation bookings online starting June 2019. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by NBSZ Public Affairs Manager, Ms Esther Massundah during a media education workshop on Friday. Keeping up with latest global technological trends, NBSZ is upgrading its website which Ms Massundah said will be centred on the blood donor. “In terms of the issue of online booking, one of the issues is that we are currently rebranding our website.…

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NBSZ Holds World Blood Donor Day Awareness Clean-up

AS preparations for the World Blood Donor Day gather momentum, the National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) yesterday (10/05/2019) held a clean-up awareness day which was meant to raise awareness for the blood donor day to be held next month. By Michael Gwarisa The event was also a response to President Emerson Mnangagwa’s call where he set aside the first Friday of each calendar month as a National Clean-Up Day. Speaking at the clean-up day which was later followed by a blood donation session, Ministry of Health & Child Care…

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NBSZ Ups Blood Collection Tempo

 THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ), has ramped up blood collection efforts as it aims to surpass its 2019 target of 108, 405 units. By Michael Gwarisa in Marondera The development comes at the back of indications that some provinces have of late been surpassing their monthly collection targets. In an interview with HealthTimes during the Mixed Gala in Marondera, NBSZ head planning and recruitment, Mr Tichaona Saira said they have activated Mixed blood Galas which cater for both sexes in most hard to reach areas in a bid…

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NBSZ Adequately Stocked For Easter Holidays

NATIONAL Blood Service of Zimbabwe says it is adequately stocked for the Easter Holidays. By Kudakwashe Pembere NBSZ Planning Information and Research Manager Dr Tonderai Mapako told HealthTimes that all their branches have enough stocks to meet the Easter demands. “We are adequately stocked for the Easter Holidays. We have sufficient blood at all our facilities in five branches and this should be able to take us to independence and Easter,” he said. The organisation’s Easter Blood collection campaign ends today following a successful Harare Ladies Gala blood drive last…

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NBSZ Urges Adults To Donate Blood

THE National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has called on adults to take part in blood donation initiatives to boost blood stocks in the national blood bank, an organisation official said on Tuesday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Since the beginning of the year, the NBSZ has embarked on several blood collection initiatives in a bid to maintain adequate stocks of blood as well as replenish stocks in line with their 2019 target of collecting 108, 405 units of blood. Briefing the media on the activities lined up to the World Blood…

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NBSZ Engages UAE Delegation Over Critical Blood Essentials

THE National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has presented its five key priority areas to the visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation in a move meant to improve the organisation’s operating capacity and service delivery. By Michael Gwarisa Making a presentation to the UAE delegation, NBSZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Lucy Marowa said the organisation had five key priority areas which require urgent attention. These include Cold chain equipment (freezers, fridges, cold rooms, blood transportation boxes), blood collection vehicles, floor standing centrifuges/refrigerates centrifuges, Blood collection bags and testing kits.…

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Zim Has Enough Blood Stocks

THE country has enough blood stocks to sustain the national demand, contrary to media reports that the blood bank was facing acute blood shortages, National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) Public Affairs Manager, Ms Esther Massundah has said. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, Ms Massundah said blood has a shelf life of 42 days and therefore it can only be normal for the blood bank to maintain a five day supply of blood every week and this does not mean there is a shortage. “Following a series of inquiries,…

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Valentines Blood Drive Lives Up To Billing

BLOOD donors today thronged National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) blood clinics dotted around the country to give blood under the Valentines Blood drive campaign. By Michael Gwarisa According to a survey done by HealthTimes, as early as 8:00 am, blood donors had already come through to give blood at Joina City branch and the NBSZ Mazowe branch in Harare. In an interview on the side-lines of the Blood drive, NBSZ Public Affairs Manager, Ms Esther Massundah said the Valentines blood drive was one of the many campaigns lined up…

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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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NBSZ Lines Up Festive Season Blood Drives

THE National Blood Services of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) kicked off its festive season national blood drive campaign which aims among other things to beef up stocks and raise awareness on the blood situation in the country  ahead of the forthcoming festive season.   By Michael Gwarisa The festive season is usually associated with huge demand for blood due to the high road traffic accidents associated with the period. NBSZ activated the blood drives with a campaign event in Chitungwiza at Seke 1 High School yesterday, November 1, 2018. Speaking on the…

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