Some of the Pledge 25 Club members who donated blood last week
MASVINGO - Hundreds of Pledge 25 Club members in last week Friday and Saturday thronged the local National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) branch where they contributed to efforts to increase blood levels in the country's reserves.
The club comprises 300 youths ranging 16 to 30 years of age.
The event, which is held annually towards festive season, is part of a drive to collect 750 units of blood from club members and walk in donors.
Speaking to TellZim News last week, NBSZ Masvingo planning and recruitment officer, Michael Chakoma said it is important to donate blood during the festive season which is known for many road traffic accidents.
"We saw it necessary to gather the youths to make donations towards the festive season since demand for blood tends to increase during this period," said Chakoma.
John Manoah, a Pledge 25 club member said he was very proud to donate blood because it was his way of helping the next person.
Manoah also encouraged other youths to come and join Pledge 25 and donate blood.
"I want to encourage others to come join us and donate blood to assist the next person. It might help you as well," he said. local