Zonta Club of Lomé-Millenium mobilizes women on World Blood Donor Day

Severe bleeding during and after childbirth is the most common cause of maternal mortality in Africa, attributing to 34% of maternal deaths in the continent, according to the African Health Observatory.

In many African countries, family members are often pressured to donate blood or find a donor in emergency situations, causing emotional and financial stress for both the family and the blood donors. 

On World Blood Donor Day, 14 June, the Zonta Club of Lomé-Millenium mobilized club members and students to donate blood.

Club President Ella d'Almeida informed attendees of the need for blood—particularly women during childbirth—and encouraged women to donate blood regularly.