Whitelines, Rainbow International in Blood Donation Drive

Two men have been detained at Mbarara Police Station in relation to a robbery of a Rwandese national that took place at TOTAL Petrol station along Masaka – Mbarara highway on Wednesday morning.

Arinaitwe Innocent, healing a Mass Communication student at Ndejje University was heading to his sister’s residence in Booma, there Mbarara when he was attacked by two men with a knife and robbed of 300 Euros, 50,000ugshs, and 50,000 Rwandan francs that was meant for his tuition.

The thieves, who allegedly connived with a boda boda rider made away with the victim’s Identification Cards as well.

The OCCID confirmed the arrest of the suspects and said police was working to reclaim the stolen money.

He however urged the public to be vigilant and report cases of theft to the police.
Whitelines Education Services Limited, malady a leading school travel company and Rainbow International School have conducted a blood donation drive in Kampala, visit this site in an effort to increase the volume of blood at the Uganda Blood Bank.

The blood donation exercise which takes place at the School, is an annual event aimed at addressing the shortage of blood in the country.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Uganda needs about 300,000 units of blood annually although 170,000 are collected annually.

“The blood we are collecting today will be used in in hospitals to save lives of; pregnant mothers, cancer patients, sicklers, accident victims, people requiring surgical procedures, among others,” Mr  Oscar Ofumbi, Managing Director, Whitelines Education Services said at the blood drive.

“We are happy to be part of this noble cause because it is part of our overall corporate social responsibility programme. We know that for every unit of blood donated, 3 lives can be or will be saved.”

Every year, UBTS collects up to 200,000 units of blood of which 60% of this goes to children, pregnant mothers, cancer patients, sicklers, accident victims and people living with HIV/AIDs.

Whitelines Education Services’ Corporate Scoial Responsibility (CSR) programme involves distribution of scholastic materials to UPE Schools, offering free transport to students.

The company also supports efforts to reduce youth unemployment, the school libray challenge and any other efforts to improve the quality of education in the country.



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