UJoSS urges journalists to donate blood

UJoSS urges journalists to donate blood
UJOSS President Oyet Patrick (photo credit: courtesy)

The Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJoSS) appealed to the media fraternity media to participate in a blood donation campaign scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, 2024, at the blood office in Juba.

In a statement seen by The City Review on Monday, Oyet Patrick, President of UJoSS, encouraged all journalists nationwide to participate in the blood donation process.

“The Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) is appealing to all journalists and media practitioners in Juba to turn up for a blood donation exercise at the Blood Bank’s office, (Public Health Laboratory), behind Juba Teaching and Referral Hospital, adjacent to Mobil roundabout. The event will take place on Wednesday, 5th June 2024 from 9:00 am,” Oyet said.

According to him, giving blood can both save lives and improve the well-being of community members.

“Your participation will also raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and the need for a stable supply of blood for health facilities. Please tell a friend to tell another friend,” he urged.

A blood donation occurs when a person voluntarily has blood drawn and used for transfusions or made into biopharmaceutical medications by a process called fractionation (separation of whole blood components).

The donation may be of whole blood, or of specific components directly (apheresis). Blood banks often participate in the collection process as well as the procedures that follow it.

The health and well-being of volunteer donors is of critical concern for blood collection agencies responsible for ensuring a stable supply of blood products.