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US Embassy hosts blood drive for trauma victims

US Embassy hosts blood drive for trauma victims

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May 24, 2016 - 21:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday hosted a blood drive in support of the Afghan National Blood Safety and Transfusion Service (ANBSTS).

The blood will be distributed to hospitals in Kabul and to provincial medical treatment facilities, the embassy said in a statement

Afghan hospitals rely on blood donations for trauma victims and for patients undergoing other life-saving medical treatments.

The US Embassy holds two blood drives each year to benefit the local community. This year, over 250 Embassy staff members participated by giving their blood.

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