• Historic Surgery! – Doctors Perform First-Ever Blood Transfusion Operation On An Unborn Child At VJH

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

    At six months, the tiny foetus does not have a voice, but if it did, it would probably be screaming thank you to medical personnel at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH). Last Thursday, specialists at the maternal hospital pulled off a possibly lifesaving blood transfusion operation on a foetus which was being harmed by its […]

  • Sagicor team members support blood drive for premature babies

    Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

    Sagicor team members and members of the public recently supported a blood drive on behalf of babies born prematurely, donating a total of 36 pints of blood which can potentially save the lives of up to 288 babies. The blood drive, hosted by Sagicor Life Jamaica in partnership with the Preemie Foundation of Jamaica and […]

  • NBTS Collects 28,271 Units of Blood

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    Acting Director of Health Promotion and Protection in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Beverley Wright, says 28,271 units of blood were collected by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in 2016, some 6,229 units short of the target of 35,000. She pointed out that last year’s double threats of the Zika and H1N1 viruses placed […]

  • NBTS Goes After Blood in Mandeville June 14

    Monday, June 12th, 2017

    The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will observe World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on Wednesday (June 14) with a blood-collection campaign in Mandeville, Manchester. The blood drive will be held at Golf View Hotel, 5 ½ Caledonia Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Director of the NBTS, Dr. Veronica Taylor, told JIS News that […]

  • Champion Blood Donor Believes in Giving Back

    Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

    Sonya Binns-Lawrence believes in giving back to her country, and she has found a way to make a significant contribution. She is Jamaica’s champion blood donor, going in to the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) four times per year (the maximum allowable). Mrs. Binns-Lawrence tells JIS News that her first experience with donating blood was […]