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Zimbabwe: National Blood Service Defends New Prices

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National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has swiftly moved in to cleared the air on the new blood prices that have been circulating on different social media platforms and made it clear that blood remains free in all government institutions and that they make no profit from blood and its products. Instead, blood prices have been reviewed upwards for private health institutions.

Patients from the privates health institutions will now have to part ways with a whooping $2 160 rtgs for a unit of blood following an adjustment to the user fees inline with the interbank rate.

In a press statement, NBSZ said blood and blood products remains free of charge to all non private medical wards in public

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