Africell announces a partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) as part of its support to combat covid-19. The partnership entails a comprehensive communication solution designed for UBTS, enabling its key staff and facilities to communicate freely during a period when restrictions on movement complicate operations such as the collection of blood.
The comprehensive communication solution comprises of 3 toll free lines, 5 phones loaded with 700 minutes of talk-time & 5GB of data each, and routers loaded with data to ensure that the blood bank is accessible in this time.
“We are pleased to stand with our community at this time of collective uncertainty by offering a complete communication package that will enable people to reach out freely to the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services,” said; Mr. Edgar Karamagi, Africell’s Public Relations Officer.
In his remarks, Mr. Michael Mukundane, Public Relations Officer of Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, said;
“Our call for continuous blood donation will be greatly enhanced by the quality communication solution that Africell has donated to us. We encourage all volunteer donors to reach us on our toll free lines as follows 0795109595, 0795109080, 0795108508, 0800122422 and 0414257155. Upon reaching us through these lines we will assess their viability and advise on how they can reach us or in some cases, we can reach them.”
In addition to this, the telco has pledged to support UBTS with the promotion of their services using Africell’s extensive digital advertising footprint. The campaigns will be directed by, with support and input from Africell marketing and communications experts in order to maximize impact.