NIHSS spearheads blood drive campaign |07 April 2021
It is now tradition for the National Institute of Health and Social Studies (NIHSS) to include blood drive campaigns on their scholar calendar of health promotional activities.
To set the pace this year, the campaign commemorating World Health Day, is attracting other volunteers to join the team today, April 7, at the Blood Transfusion Unit of the Seychelles Hospital, from 8:30am – 12 noon.
Participating in the activity are 40 students and 3 staff of the NIHSS, 4 students from Seychelles Institute of Teachers Education (Site) and 6 staff of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA).
The activity is open to all especially the professional centres and hopes to create a platform of good practices and show support towards the Ministry of Health, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic, when blood donation may be lack with fewer people coming forward.
“Our support to our parent ministry is of great importance to the institute and a blood drive is surely to nurture our students into feeling being part of the health work force,” says Vanessa Seth, registrar of the NIHSS.
For one to be able to donate blood, there are a few conditions, but not limited to the following:
• A person should be aged between 18 to 65 years of age
• Must be in good health and feeling well
• Must weigh at least 50 kg
• No history of travel overseas for the past 4 months
• Must not be pregnant or breastfeeding
• It has been 2 weeks since you have had your Covid-19 vaccination dose or any vaccines
Press release from the Ministry of Health