Aweil hospital in dire need of blood

Aweil Civil Hospital has run out of blood reserves, a medical doctor has said.

The medical center has an insufficient blood supply to meet normal operating demands, especially for women in labor, children with anaemia, and patients undergoing surgeries.

Dr. Wol Wol Akeen told Akol Yam FM that the facility admits more than 10 children with serious anaemia – at least every day.

He added that at least 389 patients have also been admitted with severe malaria and in need of critical blood transfusion this month alone.

“In August, we recorded 300 children suffering from malaria which led to anaemia. The maternity wards had 89 cases,” he reported.

Dr. Wol stated that the hospital can not meet its current blood needs. He appeal to the public to voluntarily donate blood to the hospital.

“I am still appealing that people should come to hospital voluntarily to support pregnant mothers and children that need blood transfusion.”

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.