Pledge 25 Club
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.
The NBSZ encourages scholars to continue donating blood after leaving school as they account for over 70% of the annual blood collections. You have a lot to gain by joining this club and pledging to be regular blood donors. The club has an elected committee to run the affairs of this unique group.
Making a Pledge
When you make a pledge, you commit yourself to honoring a special promise. In Pledge 25 Club you commit yourself to donating safe blood 25 times at regular intervals. The 25th donation won’t be the end of the road for you, you will find that the club will still have room for you after you reaching 25 donations.
Club members are expected to commit themselves to the following:
. being an active and healthy club member
. donating regularly to honor the pledge.
. leading a low risk life to ensure that you remain a safe blood donor.
. encouraging friends to sign up for the Pledge 25 Club.
. Advocating for a low risk lifestyle.
. willfully being prepared to undertake activities that promote blood donation awareness in the community.
The Pledge 25 has a lot of exciting activities for the club members apart from just donating blood regularly.
. Attending club meetings at the local National Blood Service Centre.
. Participating in blood donor campaigns, marches, TV and Radio Programs.
. Attending selected youth festivals hosted by other organizations
. Attending a Youth Blood Donors Day, Galas and Splashes (whichever is applicable to member’s gender) held periodically.
. Joining the Pledge 25 Postal and First Aid teams
. NBSZ enrolls some of the Pledge 25 members with other organizations that offer specialist skills on survival skills and value of life.
. Organizing and supporting community bleeds
. Special awards will be given to club members when they donate their 25th unit.
. You can also bring in any activities that focus on improving the national blood stocks.
JOIN THE CLUB
Hospitals always need adequate supply of safe blood available for operations and emergencies at whatever time. In Zimbabwe blood donation has turned out to be seasonal a situation not tallying with the daily ever increasing use of blood round the clock year in year out
Regular blood donation is important and speaks volumes about one’s values as it saves lives. NBSZ has special but simple forms to sign in your details. You pledge to pass on that gift of life to those less fortunate who need your blood to spare them pain and saving their lives. You need to have donated at least once within the current year and be able to meet the requirements to enroll for the club. Ask for P25 forms from any NBSZ center or mobile teams and sign up. You will receive a Pledge 25 lapel pin when you make your first donation as a club member. Your co-operation in honoring your pledge will ensure a steady flow of blood to sustain the lifesaving work for the community.