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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00703
Date : 22/04/2015
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : North Mogadishu, Keysaney Hospital. The laboratory and blood bank section, a health facility run by the Somalia Red Crescent (SRCS).
Photographer : YAZDI, Pedram
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The hospital is run by the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Dr Ahmed Mohamed, alias Dr Tajir, Chief Surgeon of Keysaney Hospital: "There are some challenges mostly related to emergency response capacity. We do not have a standard blood bank which is essential with the number of casualties we see". ICRC has provided 1500 blood-giving set to assist in blood transfusion. In the year 2014, the hospital has conducted 1331 blood transfusion. With unavailability of enough blood bank, the hospital instead invested in the use of Auto transfusion where it assists the patients to make use of his blood for his/her survival. This being the challenge, the hospital has never run out of blood according to Dr Tajir: "We have families who always voluntarily come out in large number in donating blood, and this has assisted us to respond to emergencies."
ICRC website, article from the 6th May 2015:
“[…] Keysaney hospital facts & figures
Since 1992, the hospital has admitted nearly 180,000 patients and assisted more than 84,000 weapon-wounded patients. The new surgical operating theatre built by the ICRC in 2014 has improved the facility's capacity to respond to emergencies. […] ”
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