By our reporter

Yesterday Police called off its Blood donation drive which was supposed to take place on Friday saying that they did so in a bid to celebrate the International Women’s Day which is scheduled to take place next week on Thursday.

However today, Police officers joined women police campaign to donate blood as part of the nationwide voluntary exercise to support the blood bank.

The blood donation exercise guided by Joyce Helga Nassuuna – Blood Donor Recruiter from the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service at Police Senior and Staff College Bwebajja  registered over 200 police officers in participation.

This is part of the activities organized to by the Uganda Association of women police to commemorate the International Women’s Day

“As police officers, we are committed to making sacrifices every day to save lives and that’s why this exercise comes as an addition to our sworn responsibility of ensuring safety of Ugandans,” Commandant Police Senior Staff and Command College Bwebajja CP. Moses Kafeero said.

Voluntary blood donation is act of providing human security, giving a life to those in need and supporting national development.

This is a fulfillment of some of the recently concluded Police Council meeting resolutions which include focusing on blood donation, fighting against organised crime, narcotic drugs,community policing and sexual gender based violence.