- Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:15
RSLAF personnel take turn to donate blood at the Benguema Barracks
KMN – Freetown (July 26). As journalists, we do not only report events, we also live the experience sometimes, while on the job.
This is what KMN’s Rachael Williams of Culture Radio demonstrated when she accompanied a joint team of the Safe Blood Services of Connaught and Cottage hospitals at the Benguema Military Barracks to cover a blood donation ceremony.
Benguema, located in the heart of the small town of Waterloo, about 30km from Freetown, was one of over a dozen centers designated as donation site for a nationwide coordinated voluntary blood donation exercise. It was part of this year's World Blood Donor Day, commemorated every June 14.
Sierra Leone delayed the commemoration to organize the nationwide donation ceremony on June 21.