Urban youths donate 49 life-saving bags of blood

The Youth Blood Drive Team managed to collect 49 life-saving bags of blood at Urban Youth Development project.

These young people are currently undergoing skills training facilitated by Pacifica Limited to work for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup next month. Pacifica Ltd managing director, David Newton said 860 youths are getting skills training in communication, leadership, customer service, emergency and evacuation, occupation, health and safety and gender-based violence for over a month now.

“This youth blood drive collection is timely because it displays the training that these young people have learned in upholding the values of families, community and the country.”  Newton said.

One of the youths and a regular blood donor, Geoff Elliot, was thankful for this new initiative. Geoff first started donating blood in high school and is happy to be a part of this life-saving mission and encourage his friends to do the same.

Founder and director of the Youth Blood Drive, Anna Megueria said: “Donating blood is not just about saving lives; it’s about getting feedback on your health and learning about how to lead a healthy lifestyle which in return brings us healthy blood donors.”

“Our mission is to make sure that no one dies at the hospital from the lack of blood. We need to get blood in stock, and with your generous donations will preserve blood for those in need,” Megueria said.

Annette Kora