The Uganda Blood Transfusion service says it is having a shortage of 1300 units of blood daily.
The executive Director Uganda Blood Transfusion services Dr. Dorothy Kyeyune says out of the 1500 units of blood required at daily basis only 200 units of blood are being received at Nakasero blood Bank service center.
She says annually the country requires about 340,000 units of blood although approximately 200,000 units are collected annually.
She says during, holidays the institution finds a problem of collecting enough blood, because students are the ones mostly willing to donate blood.
She made the remarks while launching a blood donation week organized by the National social security Fund targeting collection of 3000 units of blood .