Every blood supply is worth its weight in gold

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries

27 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about


malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about


babies in 2022


It is difficult to come to terms with the thought of a 17-year-old dying. He is our patient at Ntamugenga hospital. Although the boy has survived the battles going on around him, water problems and rampant malaria, life is slowly being taken from him by cancer. Sister Agnieszka is doing what she can to make him as comfortable as possible during his most difficult days. The transfusion will not save his life, but it will make him stronger and relieve his suffering.

This week, from 22-26 November, we are celebrating blood donation days. At our hospital in Ntamugenga, blood is being donated by anyone who is in good enough shape. Due to the ongoing fighting nearby, access to medicines and food is difficult, so fewer and fewer people are able to become blood donors.

When we are short of blood donors, the blood supply has to be paid for. This cost is for maintaining the blood centre, storing and transporting blood. We are one of only two centres in the area that still operate and carry out transfusions, so we receive the most difficult cases.

Blood heals not only the wounded, but especially those suffering from malaria and anaemia. Every supply of it is worth its weight in gold, so we ask you very kindly to donate even one bag if you can. It is a real lifesaver.

Urgent help needed

Make Good Not War

One year on, food and warm items continue to be in urgent need in the war-torn towns and cities. Ukrainian children, elderly people, people with special needs and disabilities are among the people who we care for every day. Their survival depends on receiving basic staple food: bread, milk, canned meat and grains.
Let’s show that one year after the outbreak of the war, we all still stand with Ukraine! United and strong! Let the Ukrainians see how many friends they have!

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We already have :
3,325 EUR
We need:
5,556 EUR
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