• Question and Answers: Zika and Pregnancy

    Friday, January 15th, 2016

    Pregnant women have the same risk as the rest of the population of being infected with Zika virus, which is transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Many women may remain unaware they have the virus, as they may not develop any symptoms. Only one in four people infected with Zika develops symptoms, and in those with symptoms the illness is usually mild.

  • Blood Bank Targets Tertiary Institutions To Ease Shortage

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

    The National Blood Transfusion Service (Blood Bank) is embarking on an intensive blood collection campaign, targeting schools and community colleges.

  • NBTS Receives Plasma Freezer from Kiwanis Club

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

    Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson lauded the Kiwanis Club, other service clubs and Missions for partnering with the Ministry of Health to improve the public health sector.

  • Red Stripe Hosts Successful Blood Drive

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    At its annual blood drive held recently, Red Stripe collected 108 units of blood, the company’s largest ever. The blood drive is used as a key engagement tool for sensitising employees about the importance of donating blood. Red Stripe also invited donors from nearby businesses Toyota Jamaica and Celebration Brands Limited. For years, Red Stripe […]

  • Benefits of Donating Blood

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

    Donating blood improves your overall cardiovascular health. Increased level of iron in the blood raises the chance of heart disease. Regularly donating blood helps males in particular to reduce the amount of iron in the blood.