As festival season of Christmas and New Year Celebrations is drawing near, where in Malawi it is anticipated that accidents in general do increase; the Malawi Blood Transfusion Services (MBTS) has embarked on blood donation campaign. This is in preparedness of the hospital to make sure that they have enough blood throughout the season.
On Wednesday, 25th November, the officials from Mulanje District hospital visited Fomo Independent Secondary to sensitize the learners on the need of blood in hospitals, the importance of self sacrificing to donate blood and explained to the learners as to who is eligible to donate blood. Over fifty students volunteered to donate blood.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, First of December was our school’s turn. Forty Five students were ferried to Mulanje hospital where they donated blood, the “gift of Life”.
The school has been involved in the blood donation exercise since its inception. Students need to learn to sacrifice and give back to mother Malawi. They need to always be willing to help their fellow students in needy, the elderly, and the sick among others in the society.
Blood donation is one way through which the spirit of sacrifice is manifested among the learners. The school is grateful to note that the number of those willing to donate blood is ever increasing.