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Safe blood needed to save mothers: WHO

Listen / Blood drive. UN Photo/Ky Chung

On World Blood Donor Day observed 14 June, WHO has called for improved access to safe blood in order to save the lives of mothers. The agency maintains that providing safe and adequate supplies of blood and blood products should be an integral part of every country’s efforts to improve maternal health. A mobile blood [...]

14 Jun 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

People urged to save mothers on World Blood Donor Day

Listen / Blood drive. UN Photo/Ky Chung

"Give blood for those who give life", the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged on World Blood Donor day observed annually on 14 June. The UN agency is calling on people to donate "safe blood to save mothers" and is asking countries to improve access to that blood. Sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest maternal [...]

14 Jun 2014 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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