YUVA Triolet, in close collaboration with YUVA District Pamplemousses, is organising a Mega Blood Donation and Free Diabetes Screening on Saturday, 5 September 2015 from 9:00hr to 17:00hr at the parking lot of Grand Baie, Coeur De Ville (Super U).
Diabetes has always been a threat for Mauritians and unfortunately, the risk is in constant growth. Mauritius is currently the first country with highest number of diabetes per capita in Africa (each 2 to 3 on 5 citizens are threatened) and in the list of first 20 countries of the world. We believe that there is a lack of awareness of diabetes and its consequences on lives of patients and their close ones. There are many illnesses which are directly linked with diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, blood pressure and renal diseases which lead patients to require hemodialysis treatment and require blood transfusion. It is to be noted that the country needs approximately 160 to 200 pints of blood a day to cater for hemodialysis and for surgeries requiring blood.
Donating blood is one of the most noble deeds a human being can do. Blood donation saves lives and we, YUVA, want to raise awareness on importance of donating blood but also how to prevent and cure other diseases related to diabetes. The event will contribute to the National Diabetes Education Programme.