Blood Bank

bb buildingKitovu Blood bank is one of the Regional blood banks under the Uganda blood Transfusion Services. The Kitovu blood bank is based in Kitovu Hospital but its operations are facilitated and regulated by UBTS which has its headquarters at Nakasero blood bank in Kampala.



IMG_4647 - Copy Currently this blood bank serves Masaka and the surrounding districts/regions that include: Kalangala, Ssembabule, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi and Kalungu.




Prior to distribution ofblood2 this blood, four mandatory tests are bb2carried out to screen for Transfusion Transmissible Infections (T.T.I’s). These include; HIV, Hepatitis B and C plus Syphilis.

A total of 9864 Units of blood were collected, screened, some separated to Red cell concentrates and distributed to the health centres mentioned above in the period of report (2012/2013)