Mulhako wa Alhomwe in blood donation ceremony: To give Malawi Blood Transfusion Service

Mulhako Wa Alhomwe, one of the tribal groupings in the country, has organised a day-long blood donation service to be held this Saturday, 25 July 2015 in Blood Transfusion centres across the country.

Mpuluka in black suit, Kaombe in grey suit and other members of Mulhako

Mpuluka in black suit, Kaombe in grey suit and other members of Mulhako

The event, which is open to all Malawians, will be held in partnership with the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS), which is mandated to provide adequate supplies of safe blood and blood products to meet the needs of all patients in all hospitals in Malawi.

The main event will take place at the O’Dala Centre, MBTS Head Office in Blantyre, where their Paramount Chief Ngongoliwa will also be in attendance.

“As we are preparing for the 2015 annual celebrations, Mulhako Wa Alhomwe would like to start its activities by donating to Malawi Blood Transfusion Service as one way of helping fellow Malawians who are suffering and are in need of blood in our hospitals due to various reasons.

“This event is not for Alhomwe, it’s for underage children needing blood in hospitals; think of mothers who are giving birth and in need of blood; think of think of people injured in road accidents and they require blood to get back on track. It is for this reason that we thought of this initiative to at least save lives,” said the groupings Chief Executive Officer, Muchanakhwaye Mpuluka at a news conference Wednesday in Blantyre.

He therefore urged all Malawians to come forth and donate blood so as to ensure availability of safe blood at MBTS offices.

Other centres include MBTS blood transfusion clinics in Mzuzu, Balaka, Lilongwe and Luchenza in Thyolo district.

“Individuals can always go to these centres thereby coming to the rescue of our brothers and sisters in needing blood in health facilities across the country,” said Mpuluka, adding that there will also be Lhomwe traditional dances to entertain the patrons during the ceremony.

On his part, MBTS Public Relations Manager, Allen Kaombe hailed the grouping for the initiative, observing that the availability of safe blood for all patients who require transfusion depends on the extraordinary generosity of those individuals who donate it.

Kaombe further said blood shortage has a particular impact on women mainly due to complications of pregnancy, children with severe life-threatening anaemia caused by malaria and malnutrition and trauma victims.

“A significant number of deaths could be avoided if every hospital had access to a safe and adequate supply of this lifesaving resource. This can only be achieved through a significant increase in the number of people who are willing to donate blood regularly,” said Kaombe.

He said they require at least 80,000 units of blood every year and the institution highly depend on students, especially when schools are in session.

“We are therefore grateful to Mulhako wa Alhomwe for the initiative as it comes at a time when students are heading for their respective homes for third term holiday.

“Let me also thank people who donate their blood freely and without any reward except the feeling of personal satisfaction about helping to save someone’s life. Many die every day because they do not have access to safe blood when they need it,” said Kaombe.

Mulhako Wa Alhomwe, formed in 2007 by former President late Bingu wa Mutharika, was basically established to revitalize, promote and preserve culture and customs among different tribal groups in the country. And it conducts annual celebrations at its head quarters at Chonde in Mulanje.

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29 thoughts on “Mulhako wa Alhomwe in blood donation ceremony: To give Malawi Blood Transfusion Service”

  1. Binguladen Muthalikana says:

    Tiyambe ndi ife amu Executive ya Mulhako tiwone ndangati apereke uwende, Lead by example. Koma nudziwa kuti awo awo awo sangapereka pazifukwa…… kikiki Koma a Mulhako mwaganiza bwanji pamenepa initiative imeneyi kufuna kuyalutsa executive mipando aha!!!!!!!

  2. YEA says:

    tipereke..ZIMENEZIBASI

  3. Bwengu says:

    Mulakho wa alomwe ndiku alomwe osati for the whole nation. Izi kapangeni mukapita kwa chonde, one of the activities should be blood donation. MBTS always come to my district osati mukundiuzazi, mulakhowo ukukapempha osatinso funding this activity. Inu ingouzani alomwe anzanu apereke magazi to help others osati mukauze ine oti simtundu wanu. Inu anthu anu achina kaliati ndi pitala ndiye owauza kuti akapereke magazi. Ife tidzaka pereka nthawi yathu osati ya alomweyi!

  4. Dwambazi says:

    Magazine a Nthenda

  5. chefourpence says:

    Alhomwe on the move! And some people are feeling socially challenged! Get a life baboons!

  6. Kenkkk says:

    All you want is nac money for mulakho or to make an excuse of blood donation to steal more money from somewhere else, ministry of health this time?

    Don’t forget also that not all blood is fit for donation.

  7. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    Any one can participate in this initiative. Mulhakho is a cultural group, and NOT a political one. So stop politicizing this initiative. Disparaging aLhomwe unfairly just makes them dig in their heels. And enhance kukoma kwache (the pride in the sense of belonging).
    The group should be universally commended for this effort. I think there are some people out there, who are just bitter that their dominance is being challenged. Live with it: the world is always changing.
    I am looking forward to the celebrations this October, at Choonde. Rain or shine.

  8. AHLOMWE MWAONJEZA says:

    Lhomwe vampires on the prow!!!! ZANU izo ndi MUTHANYULA wanuyo

  9. The Patriot says:

    Nafe nthawi yathu idzakwana! Tidzayambitsanso gulu lathu , Ambuyathu akadzakhala a President!

  10. stephen says:

    mwati msgazi wo abwinobwin? ndakayika
    muzayambe kumupatsa uyu… opanda mano mkamwa uyu..mathanyu..

  11. Sososo says:

    Akakupasani contaminated blood (HIV Blood) kumeneko.
    Anthu achigololo awa komanso Ufiti.

  12. CHINGOLOPIYO says:

    Magazi achilhomwe adzamupatsile ndani ? Toto ine , ndidzilankhula ngati nkamwa mwanga mwadzadza miyala ya moto

  13. Mtundu wathu wonyadiritsa uwu. Ndili konko kuzapereka magazi. Kumva kukoma ndi mtundu wanga. Zikomo a Bingu chifukwa cha Mulhako wa alhomwe. Ndizoona kuli ambiri amene akufuna magazi, odwala khansa, malungo, angozi ngakhalenso ana ang’ono. Congrats alhomwe potsogolera fuko la amalawi pantchito zachifundo komanso za ulolo

  14. 3310 says:

    Thanx the lhomwes for dis.. I wl participate.. Who hates de lhomwes..MANYAZI AKUPOLENI.

  15. Mzungu wa Mzeru says:

    Will they donate blood or HIV? Anthu awa amakonda chigololo too much. Amachita kudzala gondolosi

  16. makhumula says:

    Koma alomwre adzanga apa ndiyevmwaganiza inecndipereka pa liwonde ndi adzanga ena odxigulira malo ku machinga

  17. evance nchingama says:

    That’s the Lhomwes I know, as a proud Lhomwe I will be donating my blood at Mzuzu Centre,,,,,
    Alhomwe Alhomwe!!!!

  18. evance nchingama says:

    Proud Lhomwe!!!!!!! thinking for some one who is sick in the hospital that’s the way to go!!!!
    I will be donating at Mzuzu Centre

  19. Dalo says:

    Big up to mulhako wa alhomwe cultural grp for this initiative. Surely this initiative will save alot of lives. Alhomwe! Alhomwe! Noophiya

  20. Bondera says:

    Luwende la alomwe

  21. GRM says:

    This is an initiative worth supporting. Now you are talking.

  22. Taking us for fools says:

    lmwani Magazi Anuwo ! Zopusa!

  23. ZAMKUTU says:

    Mzuzu City, iwe ndiye galu weniweni ndinu anthu mukumasiya kuti ana anu afe cause of zikhulupiliro zopusa ngati zimenezo. Imva izi! go f……k yourself….

  24. PROFESSOR DR. JAMES NAPWIRI PHIRI says:

    Malawians, be ware of this group!! The tribal group involved with blood of people!! Some scary!! Will the NEW WORLD ORDER which is in the manifesto of DPP be implemented in the Mlakho wa Alomwe???

  25. bwangazi says:

    No no no no!!!!! Lomwe blood no no no!!!!! Mufa magazi oipa amenewa!!!

  26. Nyama Banda says:

    Good move nanga kungotenga ndalama zaulele ku NAC Komabe ndili ndi khawa pachifukwa ichi Magaziwo ndia bwino kapena ndi ochulukitsa tizilombo ta HIV AIDS

  27. Kavuluvulu says:

    Mongodyera ndarama.

  28. mzuzu city says:

    As a Christian I can’t mix my blood (soul)with someone else’s. That’s my christian understanding.

    1. pandit says:

      which christianity is that? Mbonitu imeneyi. Koma ine I cant mix my blood with Mulakho blood. Mapeto ake ndikhoza kuyamba kuba komanso tsankho

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