Airtel Malawi has aligned itself to the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) programs of donating blood in order to save lives of Malawians.
During the week-end, the company led several Malawians in the capital Lilongwe to donate blood for the country’s hospitals.
Airtel Malawi’s Chief Commercial Manager Charles Kamoto said donating blood through the MBTS shows Airtel’s commitment that it cares for the lives of people in the country.
“We should not let people die because of lack of blood. Some deaths can be preventable by just donating blood. Let us all taking the role to donate blood to save lives of people,” he said.
Kamoto said the activity will be rolled out to some districts to encourage people to donate blood.
MBTS Head of Central region James Palapanda commended Airtel Malawi for coming up with an idea of assisting in encouraging people to give blood.
“Our Blood Bank stocks are very low especially these seasons when school going children are on holiday,” he said.
He said the organisation rely on students because the other group of people shun away from giving out blood for the reasons known to them.
However, at national level, Malawi requires 80,000 units per year but MBTS collects 50,000 units per year with a deficit of 30,000 units per year.