The Methodist church of Tana River has today donated 90 units of blood to the Hola Referral Hospital to assist patients who require blood.
The blood was from the church members, schools, and market as part of the church health and wholeness programme that promotes physical, mental, spiritual and social health.
“We have managed to collect 90 units for the hospital from the community. The blood will be transferred to Mombasa for screening. The blood was from all blood groups except for negatives,” said Hiribae Wario, Laboratory Manager, Hola Referral Hospital.
According to the Lab manager they could have collected more blood were it not for the fear of using students’ study time as they are striving to complete the syllabus that was affected by Covid-19 in the learning institutions they visited.
Head of the Methodist church Tana River circuit, Salati Semi, appealed to Tana River people to embrace the culture of blood donation in order to assist patients who are usually transferred to the neighbouring counties due to lack of blood.
“We want to reduce the number of referrals to Malindi and Mombasa for blood. It is our duty as a church to practice our civic duty to our fellow Kenyans,’’ said Salati Semi.
By Sadik Hassan