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USPA in blood donation campaign

By Johnson Were

Added 27th August 2018 05:43 PM

The Campaign is part of this year’s Road Safety campaign that involves a memorial mass at Christ the King Church on Wednesday.

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The Campaign is part of this year’s Road Safety campaign that involves a memorial mass at Christ the King Church on Wednesday.

USPA president Sabiiti Muwanga (R) shake hands with Standard Chartered Bank Head of Corporate affairs, Brand and Marketing Regina Mukiri (L) as Uganda Blood Transfusion Service National Coordinator Michael Mukundane (2nd L), USPA vice president Ritah Aliguma and Buganda Royal Institute guild president Joshua Bagatia look on

USPA Blood donation campaign Schedule

Tuesday starting 10:00am

Buganda Royal University

August 29 at 10:00am

Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Campus

 August 30, at 10:00am:

Makerere University 

Friday August 31, at 10:00am

Mukwano Arcade

Saturday September 1

Lugazi

Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has launched a week long blood donation campaign that starts Tuesday and ends on Saturday September 1 in Lugazi.

The Campaign is part of this year’s Road Safety campaign that involves a memorial mass at Christ the King Church on Wednesday.

The annual USPA road safety campaign is in memory of fallen USPA executive members Simon Peter Ekarot, Kenneth Matovu, Leo Kabunga and Francis Batte Jr who perished in a motor accident in Lugazi on August 21, 2001.

USPA president Sabiiti Muwanga disclosed Monday at a media briefing where Standard Chartered Bank committed sh10m sponsorship to this year’s cause.

The package is sh5m higher than last year’s package and the extra sh5m will go towards the mobilisation.

“We are this year running the campaign for a week starting with blood donation at Buganda Royal University, Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Makerere University, Mukwano Arcade and Lugazi during the final day celebrations,” Muwanga said.

Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing Regina Mukiri assured USPA that her bank is committed to supporting USPA in its noble cause.

“I highly commend USPA for its consistency and urge other stakeholders to join this noble cause by donating blood country wide,” Mukiri stressed.

The national Coordinator Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS) Michael Mukundane appealed to all stakeholders to emulate Standard Chartered Bank and USPA by joining this campaign.

“We have a target of 300,000 units this year and if we can achieve that, then we can be able to save lives of victims who need blood,” Mukundane said.

He explained that donated blod does not go to only accident victims, but supports cancer patients, Uganda Heart Institute and other patients.

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