By Baluku Alex
More than 40 people from Kasese Municipality have today willingly donated blood to the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services with an aim of saving the lives of expectant mothers who allegedly lack enough blood during delivery at the different health facilities.
The exercise that took place at Kasese Central Market was organized by the members of the Rotary Club of Kasese under the theme, “Save the Life of a Mother,” as one way of portraying the spirit of patriotism as Uganda celebrated her 59th Independence Anniversary.
Zulaika Namulondo, the President of the Rotary Club of Kasese explained that the Western Zone II where Kasese, Kabohe, Bushenyi and Kyambogho University lies is targeting to donate at least 100 units of blood to help the mothers and other patients in dire need of blood.
Namulondo, however, noted that Kasese branch alone is targeting to donate at least 36 units after other branches in the Western Zone II collected 64 units.
Enock Friday Bwambale, a member of the Rotary Club of Kasese said they reached the decision to donate blood after realizing that the Fort-portal Blood Bank in Fort-portal City is almost running out of blood to support the vulnerable persons.
Agnes Amanya, a blood donor who has donated 11 times and Twaaha Musinguzi told the press they thought it wise to participate in the exercise in a bid to save lives of God’s people.