Rabat- The Moroccan Kingdom’s Ministry of Health, dealing with a significant decline in blood supplies, has launched a national campaign for blood donations, from February 19 through March 25.
Minister of Health Anas Doukkali has initiated a national campaign calling for citizens to donate blood due to the increasing demands on blood donors in hospitals.
The Ministry of Health stated that the annual need for blood has increased by 22 percent since 2012, while the number of yearly donations reaches no more than six percent.
The Ministry of Health aims to collect 4,500 sacks of blood which will supply a minimum of seven days of need.
The campaign starts on Monday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Ministry of Health’s headquarters in Rabat. It also extends to the regions Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez and Tangier until March 25.
The Ministry of Health reports that “donating blood is a responsibility for all”, and aims to raise awareness concerning the importance of blood donors to patients in hospitals.
Throughout this campaign, the Ministry of Health will reach out to citizens, associations concerned with blood donations, and active blood donors.
The campaign’s staff constitutes doctors, nurses, and assistants who are responsible for scouting the target regions and examining potential blood donors.