• Blood shortage in Jamaica

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Blood Bank of Jamaica is reporting a significant shortage of blood supply across the island. In a recent Twitter post, the Blood Bank said that this has been exacerbated by the outbreak of COVID-19 locally. “COVID-19 will continue to have an effect on persons, not just those who have tested positive […]

  • Grace Foods partners with NBTS to incentivise blood donors

    Friday, April 10th, 2020

    Grace Foods, a division of GraceKennedy Limited (GKL) on Monday handed over an initial donation of Grace Mighty Malt and Grace Food Drink to the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS). This is a part of a new initiative to assist the NBTS in its effort to incentivize donors who contribute the life-saving blood, currently in […]

  • PAHO warns of potential blood shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Monday, April 6th, 2020

    Countries in the Americas should ensure continuity of donations and safety for donors Washington, DC, April 10 2020 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today warned that countries in the Americas face potential shortages of blood for transfusions due to a significant reduction in voluntary blood donations during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

  • Blood Bank to close temporarily

    Monday, February 17th, 2020

    The National Blood Transfusion Service (Blood Bank) of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, is informing the public that its offices, located at 21 Slipe Pen Road in Kingston, will be temporarily closed to the public as of Monday, February 17. The closure is to facilitate infrastructural upgrades to the building. The Blood Bank is […]

  • Blood Bank closed for infrastructural upgrades

    Monday, February 17th, 2020

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— The National Blood Transfusion Service (Blood Bank) of the Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to inform the public that their offices, located at 21 Slipe Pen Road in Kingston, will be temporarily closed to the public as of today. The closure is to facilitate infrastructural upgrades to the building. The National Blood […]