Kilifi County Hospital faces blood shortage

Blood donation exercise in Kenya photo: courtesy

Kilifi County referral Hospital is facing shortage of blood .

The hospital needs at least 100 pints of blood monthly to effectively cater for patients at the hospital.

The hospital Administrator Eddy Nzomo, said they are forced to depend on other counties for supply of blood.

“ We don’t need to depend on other counties for this precious commodity if only people will heed our call to donate blood”, he said.

Nzomo appealed to local residents to come out and donate blood to ease the shortage.

“Please come all. One pint of blood can save up to four lives. We need enough supply of blood to help save lives”, he added.