Education is not just about facts and figures, it’s also about social responsibility. So when an urgent call came from the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service (MBTS) we were proud that the 31 eligible students (+16 years) and the senior staff of FOMO’s Independent Secondary School cheerfully volunteered to freely donate a pint of blood.
Most of the children FOMO helps understand the need for blood and will have at sometime seen their aunts and uncles rushing around trying to find siblings and friends to provide blood for a sick relative, and sometimes it’s a race for life that is not always won. In ideal conditions each blood donation provides three different blood components and can be given to save lives of three different people, but blood only lasts for 42 days so we hope and pray that this gift of blood is the first step in regular giving.
Well done and thank you to everyone that took part.