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Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda-chapter of Non-Resident Nepali Association, in collaboration with Blood Bank Uganda, organized a blood donation event in Kampala, Uganda, with the slogan ‘Blood donation – Life donation’. 

According to the organizer, the one-day annual blood donation drive was organized to support the collective effort of having enough stocks of blood in Uganda’s health system.

Rama Aryal, President of Non-Resident Nepalese Association of Uganda, informed that a total of 109 pints of blood were collected during the program. “The collected blood was handed over to Uganda Blood Transfusion Services to support the cause and save lives in Uganda.”

According to the World Health Organization, Uganda needs 340,000 units of blood every year.

Binod Thapa, former president of NRNA Uganda, said the Non-Resident Nepali Association regularly organizes blood donation programs to prevent blood shortage as it has been found that many Ugandans suffer due to lack of blood.

Tara Giri, Vice President of Non-Resident Nepali Association, Uganda-Africa, said the NRNA’s initiation was highly appreciated by Ugandan people, and social and foreign organizations.

Besides Nepalis, Indians, Pakistanis and local Africans also donated blood in the program.