The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology has organized a blood donation event on May 7, 2020. Some 30 volunteers donated blood to the National Blood Bank of Ethiopia. As part of its mission to serve the church and society, EGST staff, students, alumni and supporters participated in the generous blood donation event to the needy members of society seeking the support.
Since the World health organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of the international concern Ethiopia experienced shortage of blood across the country. The response of EGST to this challenge is hoped to contribute and mitigate the problem.
The event was done with precautionary safety measures which ensured safe blood donation stations where key interventions of COVID-19 prevention including wearing of face masks and sanitizers were provided and observed as a protocol.
Furthermore, EGST will be donating COVID-19 emergency food support worth 100, 000 birr for needy people at woreda 4, Nifas Silk Lafto Sub City. Government officials, media, and invited guests are expected to attend the event on Saturday May 9, 2020 at the Woreda Administration Office.