United Nations Staff Donate Blood, Saving Lives
Entebbe, UGANDA (May 11, 2018) – Sixty-seven U.N. Entebbe Support Base staff took up the call and donated blood at a recently organized a joint blood donation drive, May 11. The initiative, under the auspices of U.N. Cares, U.N. Wellness and the U.N. Wellness Initiative and Human Resources Working Group managed to mobilize 175 donors Uganda-wide.
The blood donation drive was carried out by Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, also known as UBTS, through the National Blood Bank, which publically requested blood donations in order to address a national blood shortage.
UBTS provided equipment and refreshments welcoming the donors and according to UNESB Medical Clinic Head Nurse, Gemma Urbano, participation was positive.
In addition to Regional Service Centre Entebbe, MONUSCO and other UNESB staff members, several Kampala-based U.N. agencies, funds and programs staff donated blood prior.
The blood drive supports the Sustainable Development Goal #3, good health and wellbeing, and as well as supporting U.N. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.