Rail Park Mall centre manager, MsBonyanaMasu said seeing that February was the month of love, the mall saw it fit to partner with NBTS to host a public activation in harmony with Valentine's Day, thus encouraging the public to be compassionate and show love by giving blood.
As the mall, we were largely prompted by the national outcry from NBTS about blood shortage in the country hence the need to create this relaxing platform and take advantage of the masses, location and accessibility.
For more information, the full RFA, and to apply for the NBTS
Community Research Fund's Oligodendroglioma Clinically Relevant Biomarker grant, please the "Funding Opportunities" page on the NBTS
Blood collected in plain tubes was transported chilled in a cooler box from NBTS
to a central testing laboratory where it was centrifuged using a Haereus Instruments Biofuge primo centrifuge at 3 000 rpm for 5 minutes.
Ms Ramalebang,a nurse by profession, noted that NBTS has introduced a number of initiatives to encourage safe blood donations, amongst them the Pledge 25 Club.
In addition to the NBTS, Princess Marina Hospital has set up its own Autologous Blood donation unit.
Although the NBTS is ISO certified, the ultimate aim is to get accreditation.
He noted that another positive step taken by the NBTS is to be certified by the Mauritius Standards Bureau.
Just before Christmas and New Year NBTS has repeatedly requested Batswana to donate blood considering that we are heading towards accident prone holidays, but only few turned up.
It is with this note that we humbly request the general public to donate blood as a matter of urgency at the nearest NBTS offices located in Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Mahalapye, Maun and Serowe.