MOHS says Sierra Leone Needs 70, 000 Units of Blood Per Year

The Head of the National Safe Blood Services in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Prof. Sahr Moses Gevao has said that Sierra Leone Needs 70, 000 Units of SAFEBLOOD  per year to address the country’s national need of safe blood to save the lives of people who are most in dare need of blood, especially pregnant women and children.

Mr. Gevao made the statement in a Press Briefing at the Miatta Conference Hall at Youyi Building while intimating Press Men on the occasion marking the celebration of World Blood Donor Day last week Friday.

Briefing journalists, Mr. Bevao recalled that they recorded 42, 416 units of blood which falls below their national target of 70, 000 units of blood per year.

While stressing the benefits of blood and voluntary blood donation, Mr Gevao noted that blood is a very useful therapeutic substance produced in the bone marrow of human beings and that there are certain situations where the body loses it for which there is urgent need of replacement. He reiterated that there is no where one can buy or get blood for sale. “Blood is not a commodity readily made for sale” he continued “blood is the greatest gift one can give to mankind to save lives” Mr. Gevao Stressed.

Mr. Gevao called on the presses to help sensitize the public on the need of Voluntary Blood Donation as someday somehow someone you love may need blood. “Join the blood donation drive/campaign today to save live” Mr. Gevao Urged

He continued to say that voluntary blood donation can cannot only save the lives save of pregnant women, anaemic children and even victims of fatal accident/injuries who are most in need of blood, but also other members of the public.

He closed by saying that, though they are advocating for voluntary blood donation they were also concerned about the safety of the donors and blood donated so as to ensure further safety of the eventual blood recipients as blood donors are properly screened for conditions like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis to name but a few..

Mr. Geavo urged for more voluntary blood donors as they now have a pool of consistent voluntary blood donors, but however, called for more volunteers. He continued that there are certain misconceptions, myths and rumours on blood donation which he noted are untrue and urged the public to always come to their office at Connaught Hospital or the Health Education Division for more information.

Last modified on Saturday, 22/06/2019


Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

17th March 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of HONORABLE, DR. SHEIKH BATU DARAMY SR, aka, SB Daramy.  Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy, Sr. B.Sc (Economics from London School of Economics, UK), M.A., Ph.D from Howard University, was born on 20th September, 1920 in Makeni.  Today we remember one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) oldest members.  In 1948, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy was awarded a Sierra Leone Government scholarship to attend the London School of Economics from where he graduated in 1952 with a B.Sc in Economics. ...

The death is announced of Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi age 84 years whose sad event took place today Monday 12th November, 2018. He is survived by his wife Balkisu Din Gabisi of 3 Ingham Street Fourah Bay Community, Freetown. Sisters: Haja Bola Deen (Late) and Ola Din-Gabisi (UK)
Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi ...


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