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Blood transfusion service gets mobile collection unit

Published:Sunday | January 4, 2015 | 10:41 AM
Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson - File

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) got a major boost with the donation of a mobile collection unit by a charity group and other partners based in the United Kingdom (UK).

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says, among other things, that the unit will increase access to donors who are unable to reach blood collection centres.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony in Kingston yesterday, Dr Ferguson said the mobile unit donated by the Angel Foundation and partners would also ensure consistency in the collection of blood.

He says improvement to the country’s blood service is a vision shared by all and appealed for increased collaboration with stakeholders to boost the consistency of blood supply and enhance donor pools.

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