Hospital staff set for training

The Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) Blood Bank staff are being scheduled to undergo training every Monday beginning this week.

This is to ensure that they are up-to-date with screening and blood donation guidelines and have the right information to deal with any scenario during a blood drive.

Director of Corporate and Youth Blood Drives, Ms Anna Megueria says the staff training conducted by International SOS (ISOS) on clinical aspects of dealing with blood donations assists staff in maintaining their skills in looking after our donors during blood collection.

“The PMGH and ISOS partnership supports the World Health Organization’s initiative to act now and prevent infections and deaths,” Megueria says.

She congratulated the hard working staff of the blood bank for the great improvements in blood collections.

“The ANZ Corporate Blood Drive has been running successfully for three years now, and the Youth Blood Drive, sponsored by the Sir Brian Bell Foundation, launched this year.”

Annette Kora