PMGH setting blood collection trend

The Port Moresby General Hospital is setting the standard for blood collection in PNG.

They are providing adequate and safe blood to meet the transfusion needs of all patients.

This transformation came about three years ago, with the establishment of the Corporate Blood Drive and the recent Youth Blood Drive programs, which have increased blood collection.

With the great support of the hard-working staff, who are the core drivers of the blood bank, the hospital is getting enough blood reserved for patients in need of life-saving transfusions.

This commitment is made possible by the continued support of blood donors from corporate partners, high schools, institutions, colleges and committed individuals that visited the blood centre.

Sister Matilda Waber has been with PMGH since 2013, working at the PMGH blood bank.

“My work is very satisfying. I see the output of my work when I see clients coming forward and donating blood, and receiving the health messages we provide,” Sr. Waber said.

“With many thanks to Anna Megueria and her contributions to the blood bank drives, we have accomplished a lot more than what we expected.”

The blood bank drive is and will continue its work in PMGH to keep the blood count sufficient and cater for the patients in the long run.

Megueria is the wife of outgoing PMGH CEO, Grant Muddle. They left the country over the weekend. 

Annette Kora