• USF Stages Pre-Valentine’s Day Blood Drive Friday

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020

    The Universal Service Fund (USF) is encouraging persons to participate in its pre-Valentine’s Day blood drive, scheduled to take place on Friday (February 7), at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) auditorium in New Kingston. The event, which involves collaboration with the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 […]

  • Give blood to fight dengue

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

    Jamaicans are being urged to donate blood to help in the fight against dengue fever. “Platelets that are made from blood are needed by the body to help with clotting of the blood if there is bleeding. Platelets are usually affected in the patients who are diagnosed with a severe dengue infection,” said Dr Alisha […]

  • CIBC staff and clients ‘make deposit’ to Jamaica Blood Bank

    Friday, November 1st, 2019

    Employees and clients of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank made a special “deposit” to the Jamaica Blood Bank recently. At a blood drive on October 15, hosted at the bank’s New Kingston Headquarters, Managing Director Nigel Holness, and his team along with several clients kept Jamaica Blood Bank doctors and nurses busy all day responding to […]

  • Dengue Dilemma – Blood Bank Under Pressure As Cases Of Mosquito-Borne Disease Increase

    Sunday, October 27th, 2019

    The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) has come under increased pressure in the last month to provide blood and blood products as the country grapples with an unusually high number of dengue cases, which have been initially suspected in the deaths of more than 80 persons since the start of the year. While the number […]

  • Red Stripe staff supports blood bank

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

    “Not all heroes wear capes” is a popular phrase that rings true for 37-year-old Daine Winkle, a consistent blood donor for the last 19 years. After going through a traumatic experience with his family as a teenager, he makes it his point of duty to contribute to the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) twice per […]