Uganda Blood Transfusion Services has announced that they no longer accept blood from drunkards and sex workers or donors with multiple sexual partners.
This is to avoid incurring losses.
According to the clinical team leader at Nakasero Blood Bank, Samuel Davis Wante, it is very costly to process blood from sex workers (both male and female) and drunkards because of their level of exposure to transfusable diseases and common infections like syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis B&C. He adds that they can only accept the blood of the person quit prostitution ten years ago.
On Sunday, volunteers from the International We Love You Foundation, a South Korean-based international NGO affiliated to the United Nations Department for Global Communication, joined an estimated 300,000 fellow volunteers in 67 countries across the world to donate blood.
Asked how they managed to survive during the lockdown when students are at home, Wante said they have been mainly depending on soldiers and police from their training institutions to get blood.