In 2012, Uganda celebrated 50 years of independence and in respect to that, Indian association of Uganda initiated and pledged to support Uganda Blood Bank/ Uganda Red Cross through corporate and communities owned/managed by Indians in Uganda.
The Major objective of this drive is to generate awareness of Blood Donation, its significance in saving lives and prepare a directory of Voluntary Blood Donors with their blood group.
There is a serious lack of awareness about the need of blood donation in Uganda. At present there is acute shortage of blood in all blood bank/health centers throughout Uganda. Hence this is a great opportunity for us as the Indian community to come forward to help this drive. So far we have organized over 150 drives and managed to collect over 15,000 units of blood.