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Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood

by Whisper
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood
Help Ugandan People Donate Life Saving Blood

In the past three months, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity registered 2,282 patients. Of these 429 patients needed emergency blood transfusions. The high number of anemic patients at our Hospital is mostly caused by severe malaria and sickle cell disease.

The hinderances in the transport sector caused by the lockdown in Uganda may have caused a lot of deaths especially in the Eastern region because so many of the anemic patients we registered had an HB below 5. With the support of our beloved donors, we managed to pick most of the anemic children whose parents contacted us for provision of transport.

Your donations to this project helps us to create good partnership with Blood bank Jinja. This is achieved through providing them with extra support in form of human resource. Whisper employs staff who assist in organising blood donation camps. We also provide fuel used for taking the donated blood to Kampala in Nakasero Blood bank for screening.

We thank you so much for giving a helping hand by donating to this life saving project.

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Blood is a lifesaving fluid a liquid gold in Uganda.
In 2019 Whisper transfused 2089 patients, these are the stories about some of transfused patients: 
LITTLE RESTY AND MALARIA
This five years old girl was suffering from malaria. She came to the hospital unconscious with high fevers and very anemic.
She immediately received 3 units of blood and antimalaric treatment.
Next day she woke up and after three days she was running up and down the hospital, playing and having fun with other kids happy and healthy.
BABY PATIENCE AND SICLE CELL DISEASE
Patience is a known sickle cell patient and frequent visitor to our hospital. She is under care of one of the NGOs working with kids in villages and these social workers usually bring her with severe anemia for blood transfusion.
However she is often in life treating condition she never looses smile and she enjoys every minute in our beautiful hospital
BEATRICE AND LAST MINUTE TRASFUSION
Beatrice came with her desperate parents in the middle of the night. They traveled from hospital to hospital looking for compatible blood for their daughter.
Luckily they came to Whispers just in time. Beatrice got one unit of blood right away and we managed to get one more unit from another hospital to save Beatrices life.

Thanks to you there is always enough blood for every patient in need. This would not be possible without your help and support

All names and photos used are a given concent from the caretakers of our patients.

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We thank everyone who is donating towards this project. Through this, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital is able to facilitate the continuity of blood donation sessions. This was established with the aim of ensuring constant organisation of blood donation sessions and also ensuring safe blood processing and screening with an overall objective of reducing the number of deaths due to shortage of blood for transfusion.

In the last three months Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital has managed to transfuse 526 blood units to the anemic patients in the hospital. Malaria and sickle cell disease are still the leading causes of severe anemia among our patients. During rainy seasons, the number of patients diagnosed with malaria tends to rise hence causing an increase in the total number of anemic patients.

The major challenge we face during the organisation of blood donation sessions is the limited number of generous volunteers who are willing to donate blood. Most of the communities are still ignorant about the advantages of donating blood.

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This project was established to continuously organise blood donation sessions, safe blood processing and screening. In the past three months our Hospital has transfused blood to 615 anemic patients. This also comes with an increment in the total number of sickle cell and malaria patients making it to 832 patients combined in the previous three months.

There are days when we face the problem of scarcity of blood within the Eastern region of Uganda and the only solution is to organise blood donation sessions inorder to save the lives of the anemic children and adults. These sessions are sometimes conducted outside our Hospital and the blood obtained is later sent to Nakasero blood bank in Kampala for screening and processing.

Basing on our Hospital findings, the shortage for blood in the Eastern region is mainly caused by severe malaria and sickle cell disease within the region. This mainly happens during the rainy seasons whereby there is plenty of thick bush growing and alot of stagnant water which acts as a breeding ground for Anopheles mosquitoes. Once malaria is too much in the region, the number of blood transfusion increases causing scarcity in the blood supply to various Hospitals in Jinja.

Your funding towards this project has enebled us to obtain blood which has saved so many anemic patients with no hope of getting blood anywhere.

Thank you so much.

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Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity transfused blood to 524 anemic patients in the last three months.                                                                                                                                                                            Our Hospital is well known to be equiped with enough blood for every anemic patient who comes in for treatment and transfusion. Through this we always have to make sure that we find enough blood even when it is that period where by blood is very scarce in all Hospitals.

Sometimes the Whisper team has to travel 71km up to Nakasero blood bank in Kampala to acquire enough blood for the dying anemic patients left in Jinja.                                                                                                                              The severe anemia is mostly caused by severe malaria and sickle cell disease within our patients basing on the Hospital research done last year.

We thank you so much for funding towards this project as so many lives are being saved in Uganda. May God bless you. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-ugandan-people-donate-safe-life-saving-blood/

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Location: Bath, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Veronika Cejpkova
London, Uganda
$3,390 raised of $18,000 goal
 
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