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Appeal O+

Days of Supply

Colour Code

Responsive Action

>= 5 Green Enough Blood in the bank
>2 - <5AmberStocks are low, increase collection.
<= 2RedCritical, increase collections.

Appeal O+

Days of Supply

Colour Code

Responsive Action

>= 5 Green Enough Blood in the bank
>2 - <5AmberStocks are low, increase collection.
<= 2RedCritical, increase collections.

Pledge 25 Club is a special club for young and healthy citizens who pledge to regularly donate safe units of blood at least 25 times in their lives.  The primary aim being to allow for smooth transition from school donors in to safe adult donors thereby effortlessly creating a future pool of informed adult blood donors.

Pledge 25 Club is a special club for young and healthy citizens who pledge to regularly donate safe units of blood at least 25 times in their lives.  The primary aim being to allow for smooth transition from school donors in to safe adult donors thereby effortlessly creating a future pool of informed adult blood donors.

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Minimum Requirements to be a blood donor:

Between the ages of 16-60 years old
 Weigh more than 50kg’s
 Be in good health
 
 Lead a safe, low risk lifestyle

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Coronaviruses (COVID-19)

The question and answer below have been extracted from the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes
coronavirus disease COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

How does COVID-2019 spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person.

Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.

Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See the previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”

Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?

The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true in the early stages of the disease. It is, therefore, possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings.

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Testimonials

My name is Christine Shaamano, I started donating blood when I was a school girl, way back when I used to stay in Zambia.  At first I donated blood for fun so that I could be given a tin of tinned fish which was something special to a school girl in a boarding school.

: Christine Shaamano

My story to be a blood donor began way back after I had witnessed a road traffic accident near Mushandikwe Secondary School which is a high school where I did my secondary education.

: Advocate Rodgers Matsikidze

It was a bitterly cold day in July of 2016, when my doctor advised us that in order for me to survive I needed to have a blood transfusion. This news dealt a heavy blow to my family and I as I had endured a very traumatic few days after an operation that somehow went wrong.

: By Christina Nyirenda-Chimuka

Our first assump­tion even when we are chil­dren is that we will grow up. Second assump­tion is that we will get mar­ried, have children and live happily ever after.

: Pauline Matambanadzo – Blood Recipient

My name is Glyn Germyn, I was born in Gweru in 1948 and I have been in Zimbabwe all my life since birth. What motivated me to become a blood donor was the inspiration I got from my sister who was already a committed regular donor

: Glyn Germyn

We are now in the winter season which is the coolest time on our calendar but also a season known when people are more vulnerable to colds.

: Pauline Matambanadzo

The old saying, “You can be near the church, but very far away from God” seems very fit for my life as a blood donor. I got exposed to NBSZ logos and literature at a very young age through my uncle, Peter Mukadzambo (Bless his soul) who was a Blood Donor Recruiter at NBSZ then NBTS.

: Nomusa Isabel Mukadzambo

 Former Pledge 25 Club Zimbabwe Secretary General

There are incidences in life which strike when we least expect them. In most instances these developments often leave their victims isolated, devastated, and at times hostile to family members, friends and even work mates.

: Emmanuel Nyamande

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person, the gift of life. Have you ever imagined women with complications of pregnancy, such as ectopic pregnancies and hemorrhage before, during or after childbirth;

: Fungisai Zvakavapano – Mashavave