By Staff Reporter
Zimbabwe’s blood collection organisation is worried that the country at times is left with just two days blood supply in its blood bank.
Chief Executive Officer of the National Blood Services Zimbabwe, NBSZ, Lucy Marowa said the situation is worrisome and undesirable.
She said there is a urgent need to come up with ways that will encourage people to donate blood to ensure enough blood supply in the country.
She was speaking on the sidelines of the World Blood Donor Day commemorations held in Mutare over the weekend.
The NBSZ said COVID-19 in the past two years disturbed its blood collection systems and subsequently the stocks in the country.
There have been myths and misconceptions scrounging donation of blood with some people saying donating blood was Satanic while others say it attracts bad moment.
The closure of schools due to the pandemic then, has also been attributed to the low blood stocks in the country.
Most blood donors in the country are school children.
The World Blood Donor Day for this year was commemorated under the theme: “Donating blood is an act of solidarity, join the effort and save lives.”