Anaemic pregnant mothers still in dire need of blood in Aweil hospital

The Medical Director of Aweil Civil Hospital has once again called on the public to donate blood to save lives in the state health facility.

The hospital has run out of blood supply to meet normal operating demands, especially for women in labor, children with anaemia, and patients undergoing surgeries.

Dr. Wol Wol Akeen, the Medical Director said the facility admits more than 10 children with serious anaemia – at least every day.

He disclosed that two pregnant women who have been admitted due to server malaria and anaemia are in urgent need of blood transfusion.

“We have two women brought from the villages but they need blood transfusion but no one has donated blood. I am urging the general public to donate bloods to save lives because we don’t have blood in the blood bank,” Dr. Wol appealed.

Last month, Dr. Wol said at least 389 patients were in need of critical blood transfusion in September alone.

In August, the hospital recorded 300 cases of children suffering from malaria and anaemia. The maternity wards had 89 cases.

Dr. Wol said this is the second time the hospital has run short of critical blood supply.

Blood is essential to help patients survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. This lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.

The need for blood is constant.