Total Uganda on June 14 joined Ugandans and the rest of the world to commemorate the international Blood Donor Day.
The Petroleum giants spearheaded a blood donation at Total Nakivubo Service Station.
The full day blood donation event attracted Total Uganda staff, Total Customers and passersby.
Every 14th June, the world celebrates world blood donor day to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and to celebrate the various blood donors worldwide.
As Uganda celebrates with the rest of world, standards in blood donation are still low with few donors and the blood requirements below the ideal.
Uganda needs 350,000 units of blood annually but can only raise between 270,000- 300,000 units every year, leaving an annual lethal deficit of between 50,000- 100,000 units.
From this year’s month long blood donation campaign which was carried out at ten Total Stations,;City Center, Ntinda, Bukoto, Kiwatule, Luzira, Kibuli, Nakivubo, Arua Park, Nakawa, and Kiwatule, over 450 units of blood were collected by the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services.
This blood donation drive which is in line with Total’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities is set to become an annual event that will run every year at 10 different Total Service stations countrywide.