U.S.-Funded Blood Transfusion Center’s New Building Officially Put Into Use

The United States-funded new building of Blood Transfusion Center, located near the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, was officially put into use on June 14.

The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Cambodian Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bunheng, and U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. William A. Heidt.

The two-storey building consists of a waiting room, five health check rooms, a blood transfusion room, two laboratory rooms equipped with modern medical equipment, according to Director of Blood Transfusion Center Dr. Hok Kim Cheng.

H.E. Mam Bunheng said the new building along with two others in Kampong Cham and Siem Reap provinces have been built under the financial assistance of the U.S. government and people in order to enhance blood safety, improve blood supply service and ensure the sustainability of blood supply in Cambodia.

The Cambodian Health Ministry highly valued the assistance from all development partners, particularly the U.S., said H.E. Mam Bunheng, expressing the ministry’s full support to the construction of blood transfusion centers in Battambang and Takeo provinces, which will help strengthen the health service, especially the blood donations nationwide.

U.S. Ambassador H.E. William A. Heidt said that the U.S. is proud to provide more equipment and technical training to the center.

 

Source: AKP