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Mobile Blood Bank officially launches tomorrow


The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will hold an official ceremony to commission a Mobile Blood Bank tomorrow.

The event coincides with World Blood Donor Day which is celebrated on June 14 each year.

The Mobile Unit was supplied by Buckinghams of Kenilkworth Ltd under contract # SIRHASC SUP0107. Financial support was provided by the Pan American Health Organisation to assist in the commissioning of the mobile Unit.

This unit will help to strengthen the pathology laboratory capacity to deliver a more reliable and safe supply of blood and blood products to those in need by increasing blood collection among voluntary donors, a release from the Ministry said.

The ceremony will be held at the Old Treasury Building Site from 8:45 a.m.