Lack of Paper Conditions Blood Donation at José Macamo General Hospital
Maputo, 21/ 09/ 2022 – Following a campaign carried out by Saber Nascer and ASCHA – Non-Governmental Organizations working to combat obstetric violence and Gender Based Violence – for the donation of blood in favor of a young activist, interned in José Macamo General Hospital, several people have shown their solidarity.
However, the volunteers who went to the hospital could not proceed with the blood donation because the hospital allegedly did not have application forms to donors.
According to health professionals at that hospital, the printer was out of order and there was no other mechanism to print the necessary forms for doners to fill out.
This attitude left the donors astonished, without understanding why the hospital of this magnitude has no alternative to print a simple piece of paper, while there are printers in different departments.
One of the volunteers who goes by the name of Rita came across the barrier and could not believe that “a big hospital like that depends on a single printer.”
The most worrying thing, for the volunteer, is that the hospital very urgently asked the patient’s relatives to donate about seven liters of blood, but when they got there, they were told that there is no paper.
“We received the information that urgent blood was needed for a patient. When we got there, we stayed in line, and when it was time to go in, we were told that there are no longer y forms, nor could they print them because the machine was broken”, she said.
“Some people would have no way to come back the next day. We were sure that a hospital like that has several sectors that could, very well, print the forms, taking into account the urgency that the patient’s case required.”, she added.