RDF officers and men donate 415 blood units

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On 20 May 2017 saa 11:29
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In the framework of the ongoing Army Week, RDF officers and men at Rwanda Military Academy-Gako have donated 415 blood units to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC).

Alexia Mukamazimpaka, the head of blood donors’ mobilisation service at National Centre for Blood Transfusion (NCBT) commended Rwanda Defence Force for being role model and exemplary, especially in this activity, as well as in any emerging activity, aimed at fostering the well-being of Rwandans.

“RDF members who have donated and actually continue to donate blood have helped RBC to meet the blood demand; and I take this opportunity to call upon all Rwandans to learn from their generosity”, Mukamazimpaka said.

Other Army Week Activities, which include infrastructure development, agricultural and environmental protection activities and provision of free medical services to Rwandans are also in good progress.

Information from Army Week medical teams revealed that more than 35,000 people have received free health care services from the RDF medical personnel and partners in Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Dental, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), internal medicine, urology, Voluntary Male Circumcision and HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing.

The Army week 2017 to address human security issues was officially launched on 4th May 2017.

Source:Minadef


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