Give Blood Save Life


The first blood bank centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, was officially opened on 15 April 2014 at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

The facility, which has the capacity to supply 75% of the medical facilities & hospitals of Kathmandu Valley, is is an essential step in safeguarding the city’s infrastructure and its population in case of a major emergency.  The new building is seismically-resilient and, built to local and international building codes, designed to withstand the impact of up to 8.4 on the Richter scale.

This essential facility, opened by Mr Khagraj Adhikari, the Nepalese Health & Population Minister, was made possible by funding from the United States Government, represented at the opening by Peter W Bodde, the US Ambassador to Nepal.

Mukta Dinwiddie MacLaren were appointed as “design & build” contractor and the construction was executed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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