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Friday, 11 April 2014

TANGAZO LA AJIRA

                    MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE
  


 NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
                                VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 2013/14


Post: Blood Donor Recruiters (2 Positions).
Duty Station: Northern Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Moshi).
Reports to: Head of Donation.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Campaigning and Mobilization of community groups for blood donation.
  • Keeping records of donors participating in program such as schools, religious groups and community.
  • Arranging specific date of blood collection for blood-donor group and confirms appointment in writing and Keeping records of organizations participating in program. Arranging specific date of blood collection for blood-donor group and confirming appointment in writing.
  • Records information for mobile blood-collection unit, such as space available, staffing required, and number of donors/blood units anticipated.
  • Develops list of prospective donor groups by using organizational, professional, and industrial listings and directories
  • Contacts prospective donor groups to explain requirements and benefits of participation in blood donor program
  • Consults for blood bank records to answer questions, monitor activity, or resolve problems of blood donor groups
  •  (repetition) Recruitment and retention of regular non remunerated blood donors.
  • Distributes promotional material and uses audio-visual aids to motivate groups to participate in blood-donor program
  • Prepares reports of blood-donor program and recruitment activities
  • Identifying donors with rare – type blood from blood – bank records, and telephone donors to solicit and arrange blood donation.
·         Duties will involve constant travel.
·         To perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by Head of Donation.



Required Qualifications

·          Holder of a Degree in Social Work or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
·          Possession of appropriate interpersonal skills is a must.
·         Three years working experience in the field.
·          Must be a computer literate.
·         Age below 45.

Post: Phlebotomists (2 Position).
Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Mwanza/Mtwara).
Reports to: Head of Donation.
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Performs phlebotomy at the centre and at remote sites drawing blood from donors by using Standard operating Procedure.
  •  Assist donor with questionnaires, performs   physical check on donors like blood pressure, temperature, hemoglobin check and others.
  • Assembles equipment, such as tourniquet, needles, and disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol on work tray, according to requirements for specified donation site.
  • Verifies or records identity of donor and converses with donor to allay fear of procedure.
  • (Phlebotomy part)Works as team member providing excellent customer care service (greeting donor), as well as providing for safety and comfort of donors.
  • Duties will involve constant travel with the mobile blood donation team.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by head of Donation.

Required Qualifications

·          Holder Diploma in Nursing or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Must be registered with Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council, with work experience of at least three years.
·          Must have a valid license to practice.
·         .
·          Computer literacy is essential.
·         Age below 45.

Post: Laboratory Technologist/Technician (3 Positions).
Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Moshi/Mwanza)
Reports to: Head of Laboratory.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and supervise both routine and specialized tests in the ZBTC Laboratory according to SOP s.
  • Performs HIV, HBV, and HCV by Sem automation, automation system and Syphilis (TTIs) testing and blood grouping of blood units collected.
  • Processing collected blood into blood component.
  • Duties will involve constant travel to transfusion facilities for supportive supervision.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by head of laboratory unit. .

Required Qualifications

·         Holder of Advanced Diploma Laboratory Technology, Bachelor Degree in Laboratory Sciences with additional training in Hematology/Blood Transfusion or Microbiology or equivalent qualification with relevant experience.
·         Must have a valid license to practice.
·         Three years working experience in the field.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         Age below 45

Post: Laboratory Assistant (2 Positions).
Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Moshi/Dodoma)
Reports to: Head of Laboratory.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs routine and specialized tests in the ZBTC Laboratory according to SOP s Performs HIV, HBV, HCV by Sem automation, automation system and Syphilis (TTIs) testing and blood grouping of blood units collected.
  • Duties will involve constant travel with the mobile blood donation team.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by head of laboratory unit.

Required Qualifications

·         Holder of Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent qualification with relevant experience.
·         Must have a valid license to practice.
·         Three years working experience in the field.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         Age below 45

Post: Blood Donor Counselor (1 Position).
Duty Station: Zone Blood Transfusion Centre (Mbeya)
Reports to: Head of Donation.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To perform pre- donation counseling to all mobilized/ recruited and work in  blood donors and deferrer if necessary according to SOPs
  • To perform phlebotomy to blood donors.
  • To conduct post donation counseling to all tested blood donors, who have positive results refer them as appropriate.
  • To ensure that blood donor is notified of significant laboratory test results in time.
  • To provide support to blood donors about test result in the confidentiality manner and follow up.
  • Duties will involve constant travel for pre and post donation counseling to remote sites in the zone.
  •  Performs any other duties assigned by head of Donation


Required Qualifications

·         Holder of Diploma in Nursing/or Clinical Medicine or equivalent qualification with relevant experience.
·         Must have a valid license to practice.
·         Three years working experience in the field.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         Age below 45


Required Qualifications

·         Bachelor's degree/or Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science or Technology and successful completion of a supervised one-year clinical internship. Specialist in Blood Banking/Haematology or equivalent advanced training,
·         Three year of working experience in the field
·         Must be computer literate.
·         Age below 45


MODE OF APPLICATION:


1.      All application letters should be sent by post using the address below and letters delivered by hand shall not be considered.

2.      Employees working with the Government Organizations /Hospitals should apply through their employers and their employment shall be through transfers depending on approval by the Permanent Secretary (Establishment).

3.       Applications accompanied with a detailed CV and copies of certificates, testimonials and names of three referees should be addressed to the Program Manager – National Blood Transfusion Service P.O. Box 65019 Dar es Salaam so as to reach him before 25th April 2014.
                                          

Saturday, 15 March 2014

WA ADVENTISTA WASABATO WAADHIMISHA SIKU YA MATENDO YA HURUMA KWA KUCHANGIA DAMU 14-03-2014

Mpango wa Taifa wa Damu salama kwa kushirikiana na waumini wa dhehebu la sabato wameendesha zoezi la kuchangia damu katika mikoa mbalimbali hapa nchini, mikoa hiyo ni Dar-es-salaam, Dodoma, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro,Tabora, Mara, Morogoro, Mbeya na Iringa.
Lengo ni kukusanya chupa 3000 katika mikoa hiyo, akiongea na waumini waliofika katika kituo cha Damu salama ilala mchikichini Askofu wa Jimbo la Mashariki ambalo linajumuisha mikoa ya Dar-es-salaam, pwani, Dodoma, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara na Zanzibar Mark walwa Malekana aliwashukuru waumini kwa moyo wa upendo wa kuja kuchangia damu na akawaomba waendelee na moyo huo ili wawe wachangia damu wakujirudia kwani mwanaume anaweza kuchangia mpaka mara nne kwa mwaka na mwanamke mara tatu kwa mwaka .

Askofu Mark walwa Malekana pia alikemea tabia ya baadhi ya watumishi wa hospitali ambao wanajihusisha na tabia ya kuuza damu kuwa waache tabia hiyo kwani ni dhambi watu wanajitolea kwa hiari na upendo kuchangia damu bila malipo yoyote hivyo wanapaswa kupata huduma hiyo bila Bure
 Waumini wa kanisa wakichangia damu leo.
Askofu Mark walwa Malekana akiongea na waandishi wa habari ambao walifika ilala mchikichini kushuhudia waumini wakichangia damu
 Afisa mwendeshaji Mpango wa Taifa wa Damu Salama Dr. Abdu Juma akimshukuru Askofu Mark walwa Malekana kwa kuhamasisha waumini wa makanisa ya sabato kujitolea damu kwa hiari kuokoa maisha ya wagonjwa

Meneja wa Damu salama  kanda ya Mashariki Dr. Avelina Mgasa akimkaribisha askofu kuongea na waumini

Monday, 3 March 2014

TAMASHA LA MICHEZO DAR LIVE MBAGALA

 
Mbunge wa kigamboni mheshimiwa Dr Faustine ndugulile pamoja na Mbunge wa Bunge la Afrika mashariki Mheshimiwa Angela Kizigha wakichangia damu
 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

What Happens to Donated Blood?



Step 1: The Donation

Donor registers
Health history and mini physical are completed
About 1 pint of blood and several small test tubes are collected from each donor
The bag, test tubes and the donor record are labeled with an identical bar code label to keep track of the donation
The donation is stored in iced coolers until it is transported to a NBTS center


Step 2: Processing

Donated blood is scanned into a computer database
Most blood is spun in centrifuges to separate the transfusable components – red cells, platelets, and plasma


Step 3: Testing

The test tubes are received in one of Six Zonal of National Blood Transfusion Service Testing Laboratories
A dozen tests are performed on each unit of donated blood – to establish the blood type and test for infectious diseases
If a test result is positive, the unit is discarded and the donor is notified. Test results are confidential and are only shared with the donor,

Step 4: Storage

When test results are received, units suitable for transfusion are labeled and stored
Red Cells are stored in refrigerators at 6ÂșC for up to 42 days
Platelets are stored at room temperature in agitators for up to five days
Plasma and are frozen and stored in freezers for up to one year

Step 5: Distribution

Blood is available to be shipped to hospitals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

DONATE BLOOD, SAVES LIVES

Sunday, 2 February 2014

WANANCHI WAOMBWA KUCHANGIA DAMU MARA KWA MARA


Waziri wa Afya na ustawi wa jamii Mheshimiwa Dr Seif S. Rashid alisema juzi siku ya jumamosi 02/02/2014 katika msikiti wa kichangani magomeni Dar-es-salaam ambako alikuwa mgeni rasmi katika zoezi la kuchangia damu ambalo liliratibiwa na Mpango wa Taifa wa damu salama kanda ya mashariki kwa kushirikiana na Jumuiya ya akhlaaqul Islaam (JAI)
Akisoma hotuba kwa niaba ya waziri wa afya kaimu mkurugenzi wa tiba wizara ya afya Dr Hadiel senkoro alisema, viongozi wa dini, tasisi za serikali, mashule na vyuo waige mfano mzuri wa Jumuiya ya akhlaaqul islaam wa kuhamasisha jamii kuchangia damu kwa hiari ili kuokoa maisha ya mama na motto.
Waziri alieleza unapotoa damu, unachangia kuokoa maisha ya Watanzania wengine na hata ya ndugu yako wa karibu. watumiaji wakubwa wa damu ni watoto chini ya miaka mitano hasa wenye upungufu wa damu (50%), akinamama wenye matatizo wakati wa ujauzito(30%) na wahanga wa ajali(15%). Baadhi ya vifo vinaweza kuepukika kama hospitali zetu zitakuwa na damu salama ya kutosha.Takwimu zinaonyesha kuwa uvujaji wa damu wakati wa uzazi unachangia asilimia 44% ya vifo vya kina mama katika nchi za Afrika chini ya Jangwa la Sahara. Ni dhahiri kuwa damu salama ikiwepo wakati wote inapohitajika itapunguza kwa kiasi kikubwa vifo hivi.
Waziri aliwatoa shaka watu wanaoogopa kuchangia damu hakuna madhara yoyote yanayotokana na kuchangia damu. Binadamu ana ujazo wa damu wastani wa lita 5. Kiasi kinachochukuliwa wakati wa kutoa damu ni kidogo sana hata nusu lita haifiki (450 ml). Ujazo wa damu katika mwili hurudia hali ya kawaida ndani ya masaa 36.
Katika zoezi hilo ambalo lilifanyika kwa siku mbili jumla ya chupa za damu 288 zilikusanywa ambazo zitapimwa na kusambazwa katika hospitali mbalimbali mkoa wa Dar-es-salaam

Friday, 15 November 2013

LOCATIONS FOR NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE ZONES AND SATELLIETE BLOOD COLLECTION

1.
Eastern zones which serves Dar-es-salaam, Morogoro, Dodoma and Pwani

Main office is at Dar-es-salaam Ilala Mchikichini P.BOX 65019 Tel 0222181873 Mob; 0715339282

Small office; Satellite Blood collection site; Morogoro near Hospital Mob 0715339282; Dodoma near General Hopsital Mob 0715339282

2.
Southern zone which serve Mtwara and Lindi

Main office is at Mtwara very near to Ligula Hospital P.BOX 683 Tel 0232334292

Small office; satellite Blood collection site; Lindi near Ilulu ground Mob; 0786852051

3.
Lake Zone which serves Mwanza, Shinyanga, Mara and Kagera

Main office is at Mwanza very near to Bugando Hospital P.BOX 11737 Tel 0282500470 Mob0768479381

4.
Western zone which serves Tabora, Kigoma and Singida

Main office is at Tabora very near to Kitete Hospital P.BOX 1783   Tel 0262605850 Mob 0785733606

5.
Northern zone which serves Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Arusha and manyara

Main office is at Moshi very near to KCMC Hospital P.BOX 823    Tel 0272752892 Mob 0716231406

6.
Southern Highland zone which serves Mbeya, Iringa, and Songea

Main office is at Mbeya very near to Meta Hospital P.BOX 6576 Tel 0252502430 Mob 0767502430

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

WANANCHI WAHAMASISHWA KUCHANGIA DAMU

MPANGO wa Taifa wa Damu Salama Tanzania (NBTS) umevuka malengo ya ukusanyaji  damu   kwa asilimia 110  katika kipindi cha miezi mitatu ya Julai hadi Septemba 2013 ambapo jumla ya chupa 38,552 zilikusanywa na kuvuka malengo ya chupa 35,000 zilizokuwa zikusanywe.

Ofisa Uhusiano na Masoko wa Mpango wa Damu Salama Tanzania Bw. Rajab Mwenda alisema Kanda iliyongoza kwa makusanyo ya damu ni  Kanda ya Mashariki inayojumuisha mikoa ya Dar es Salaam,Morogoro,Dodoma na Pwani  ambako jumla ya chupa 13,669 zilikusanywaKanda inayofuatia kwaukusanyaji damu ni Kanda ya Kaskazini (Kilimanjaro,Arusha, Tanga) iliyokusanya chupa 6,159.

Alisema katika kipindi cha mwezi oktoba 2012 hadi Septemba 2013 takwimu zinaonyesha chupa za damu 139,676 ambayo ni sawa na asilimia 99.8 ya lengo la kukusanya chupa 140,000 ilifikiwa hata hivyo Mpango wa Taifa wa damu salama unakusanya asilimia 26 ya mahitaji ya damu kwa mwaka.  Mahitaji ya damu kwa mwaka ni wastani wa chupa 400,000- 450,000.

Alisema tofauti iliyoko ya upatikanaji wa damu kwenye hospitali  nchini imekuwa inafidiwa na ndugu wa wagonjwa  katika kuchangia damu ili kuokoa maisha ya mgonjwa.

Bw. Mwenda alisema mbalimbali ambazo zinasababisha mpango kushindwa kukusanya damu kwa 100% toka kwa wachangiaji damu wa hiarikunatoakana na uelewa mdogo katika jamii kuhusu suala zima la uchangiaji damu kwa hiari kwani mfumo uliozoeleka ni ndugu wa mgonjwa kuchangia damu

Alisema nyingine  ni uhamasishaji usiotosheleza toka kwa viongozi mbalimbali wa jamii, wanasiasa, viongozi wa dini, uuzwaji wa damu usio halali hospitalini jambo mbalo linawakatisha tamaa wachangia damu wa hiari, matumizi yasiyo sahihi ya damu katika hospitali  na miundombinu hafifu hususan barabara duni wakati wa kukusanya na kusambaza damu.

 

Bw. Mwenda alisema Mpango wa Taifa wa damu salama una wadau mbalimbali ambao hujitokeza kuchangia damu kwa hiari kama taasisi za kidini, majeshi, sehemu za kazi, mikusanyiko ya watu na wanafunzi ambao huchangia asilimia 80 ya damu hapa nchini

Alisema katika kipindi cha Novemba hadi  Januari kila mwaka  ni kigumu katika ukusanyaji damu kwani  wadau wakuu ambao ni wanafunzi wanakuwa likizo ya mwaka hivyo Mpango wa Taifa wa Damu Salama umeweka  mikakati mbalimbali ili kukabiliana na changamoto hiyo.

Alisema katika mikakati hiyo ni kufanya  kampeni ya kuhamasisha uchangiaji damu kwa hiari  katika jamiina sehemu za makanisani, minadani, stendi za mabasi, misikitini, kwenye masoko na sehemu za kazi.

 

Alisema wameanza kuhamasisha kambi za jeshi, makundi ya dini na ma wasiliano yamefanyika kwa jumuiya mbalimbali hapa nchini zichangie damu mfano jumuiya ya Khoja shia, Sabato na Jaula.

 

Pia alisema watatumia vyombo vya habari ili kuikumbusha na kuielimisha jamii juu ya umuhimu wa kuchangia damu na visaidie kutoa elimu na kutangaza ratiba  ya ukusanyaji damu katika vituo vidogo na vikuu.

Alitoa rai kwa Watanzania kujitokeza kuchangia damu kwa hiari katika vituo vya damu salama kwa mtu yoyote mwenye afya mwanamke au mwanaume na mwenye umri kuanzia miaka 18 ajitokeze kuchangie damu.

 

Alisema uchangiaji wa damu kwa hiari una faida kwa mtoaji kwa vile napunguza hatari ya magonjwa ya moyo, kuwepo kwa madini chuma mengi kupita kiasi katika damu kunakodhoofisha utendaji kazi nakuchangia damu mara kwa mara hurekebisha madini  chuma ya ziada  katika mfumo wa damu.

 

Alisema faida nyingine ni upimaji wa afya pasipo gharama kwa sababu wakati unapochangia damumtaalamu wa tiba daktari au muuguzi atapima shinikizo la damu yako, mapigo ya moyo na kukufanyia vipimo vya afya bure.

Alisema kutoa damu kunaongeza utambuzi wa kiwango cha chembe hai nyekundu na chembe nahuchochea uzalishaji wa seli damu mpya na kuwaombawanahabari kuendelea kuhamasisha na kuielimisha jamii kuhusu umuhimu wa kuchangia damu kwa hiarimara kwa mara kwani ni damu ya mwanadamu pekee inayotumika kumuongezea mgonjwa anayehitaji damu.