Blood Donors To Receive Fuel Coupons
Redan Petroleum in collaboration with the National Blood Services of Zimbabwe have come up with an initiative to boost the national blood stock by giving out 5-litre fuel coupons to donors.
The Herald reports that participating sites are Redan Greencroft in Harare, Redan Flyover in Mutare and Bulawayo’s Redan Bellevue.
Speaking to the publication, NBSZ communications officer Mr Kudakwashe Chidziya said the initiative is expected to bolster the national blood bank.
“The partnership initiative is meant to intensify blood collections. Under this strategic partnership with Redan, which also considered the initiative under its corporate social responsibility programme, we as NBSZ and Redan saw it fit to give back to the community and our blood donors who are always supportive of saving lives through blood donations,” said Mr Chidziya.
“We are anticipating a huge turnout and we are hopeful that we can boost our stocks with at least 30 percent of our adequate stocks.”
“The campaign is only for January 6 and open to anyone who would want to donate blood at the highlighted Redan sites on the flyer,” Mr Chidziya said.
Excavations established severe shortage of blood type O in Harare and Bulawayo branches, and this initiative is expected to save the desperate situation at these branches which are only left with a few days’ supply.
“Our stocks are critically low which even saw us opening on January 2 for donors despite it being a holiday. We need to intensify our collections so that we have adequate stocks.
“Currently we are short of blood group type O and we appeal to O donors to come and donate.
“For Harare and Bulawayo branches, statistical data shows that we are only having a day’s supply which shows how low our stocks are and at times we are unable to meet the required daily demand,” Mr Chidziya said.