Zambia National Blood Transfusion Service -ZNBTS- has intensified sensitization programs in rural areas on the importance of blood donation.
ZNBTS Head of Blood Collection Elizabeth Nyira says itâ€™s unfortunate that people shun donating blood because of certain myths such as the purported use of blood in acts of Satanism.
Ms. NYIRA was speaking when her team visited villages in Katete to recruit new blood donors.
And Saint Francis Hospital Managing Director, Dr. Simon Chisi called on people to voluntarily donate blood in order to save lives.
Dr. Chisi says the hospital that requires 20 units of blood per week is mainly dependent on the blood bank in Lusaka.