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Burundians are urged to donate blood to save lives


Jun 16, 2023

BUJUMBURA June 16th (ABP) – The Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, Dr Sylvie Nzeyimana, released on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, a statement relating to World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on June 14 of each year.

Minister Nzeyimana recalled that the theme chosen for this year is: “Blood, plasma, let’s share life, give often”.

World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the valiant voluntary blood donors for their solidarity and their commitment to saving many lives.

Transfusions of blood and blood products help save millions of lives each year. They can help prolong the life of patients suffering from fatal diseases and improve their quality of life and are used during complex medical and surgical procedures, according to Minister Nzeyimana. Blood transfusions also play an essential and vital role in maternal and child care and in emergency response.

She took the opportunity to invite those responsible for blood transfusion services and users of blood products to comply with national blood transfusion standards and guidelines, with a view to always producing safe blood and using it in a rational in the interest of patients and the entire population of Burundi.

Every donation is a valuable, life-saving gift and repeating it is key to building a safe and sustainable blood supply.

For Burundi, the day was celebrated on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Mukoni Technical Management School, in Muyinga province. The Minister of Public Health has appealed to the people of Burundi who fulfill the conditions to donate their blood regularly and voluntarily in order to meet all the blood needs of hospitals in Burundi.