TNM donates K6m to Malawi blood bank

Premier mobile service provider TNM today proudly announces the donation ofK6 million to Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) to help collect more blood and save more lives.

Nyirenda handing a dummy cheque to Nsamala
Nyirenda handing a dummy cheque to Nsamala
Nyirenda handing a dummy cheque to Nsamala
Nyirenda handing a dummy cheque to Nsamala

Presenting the donation during a blood donation ceremony by TNM employees, TNM Head of Blantyre region David Nyirenda said the mobile telecoms company remains committed to contributing towards the country’s health care sector in which blood supplies play a critical role of saving life.

Nyirenda said TNM as a Malawian brand found duty bound to assist and be part of blood donation drive.

“TNM feels obliged to play an active role in ensuring that the country’s blood banks hold adequate supplies of the life-saving commodity. We are also committed to providing support towards helping MBTS meet its obligations,” Nyirenda said.

He said it is the responsibility of every good citizen to take part in this drive of blood donation and save lives.

“Significant number of death could be avoided if every hospital had access to safe and adequate supply ofthis life secure resources and this can be achieved through a blood donation,” he said.

He reaffirmed company’s commitment to supporting MBTS in its drive to provide adequate supplies of safe blood to meet the needs of all patients in hospitals.

“TNM will be always be there to support the mandate of MBTS through such event of staff blood donation events as well as financially to create more awareness to the general public on the importance of regular blood donation,” he said.

Speaking on the donation, MBTS CEO Natasha Nsamala said MBTS will now be able to award T-shirts toits blood donors for at least 3 months because of this donation.

She said MBTS awards at least 450 blood donors every month with T-shirts only to develop a relationship with blood donors.

“Studies have shown that blood collected from people who donate blood repetitively is safer than blood collected from first time donors. One of our aims is to sustain a pool of regular blood donors and maintain blood safety at all times.”

Touched by the donation, she said: “This moment is for patients in Malawian hospitals in need of blood. For the For women and children, whose lives are saved in maternity and pediatric wards which utilize about 55 percent of all the blood that is supplies to hospitals .”

She added: “This timely donation will enable MBTS to recognize those selfless blood donors who make it possible for MBTS to supply safe blood to our hospitals and will enable MBTS and save the lives. Thank you so much TNM.”

TNM donation will go towards the production of awareness t-shirts and the company will offer SMSbroadcasts for MBTS to increase awareness about blood shortage and urge people to donate.

Government of Malawi established MBTS with a mandate to provide adequate supplies of safe blood andblood products to meet the needs of all patients in all hospitals. The institution requires at least 80,000 units of blood annually to meet the demand.

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