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Mombasa residents urged to donate blood

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[Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir donating blood. Photo/Abbas Omar].

Mombasa dwellers have been urged to voluntarily donate blood so as to save lives.

Redsplash Kenya, a humanitarian organisation has appealed to the residents to volunteer so that they save lives especially during emergencies.

Redsplash Deputy Chairperson Khadija Bakaldy said Coast regional health facilities need blood to save lives.

She said the organisation has been working round the clock to collect blood from locals so as to save lives.

Ms. Bakaldy said if locals voluntarily donate blood, they will be playing a noble role of saving lives.

“Let’s make it our culture of donating blood so that our hospitals do not lack blood,” said the humanitarian and social worker.

She further said most public and private hospital in Mombasa and other parts of the Coast region needs adequate blood in their banks to handle emergencies.

She noted that locals lose life in tragic road accidents and pregnant women also risk their lives especially during birth.

“Men can donate blood after every three months while women after 4 months,” she revealed.

She reiterated the importance of embracing voluntary blood donation culture among locals to enhance the life-saving mission.

according to Bakaldy, Redsplash has helped over 5,000 patients, created a database of over 3,000 blood donors and has worked with over 100 youth volunteers.

The organisation also launched a unique mobile application to ease blood donation and blood supply.

Redsplash humanitarian organisation that works closely with the Coast blood transfusion centre to equip various health facilities in Mombasa recently marked it’s two years of service for humanity at the Mama Ngina water front in Mombasa, a function that was graced by Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir.