VIDEO: Uganda blood transfusion trial begins


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Uganda blood transfusion clinical trial begins

14 August 2015 Last updated at 07:46 BST

In sub-Saharan Africa, 60% of blood transfusions go to children – many of whom have severe anaemia.

However, there has never been any large-scale research to find out which of these children really need blood and how much they should be given.

Catherine Byaruhanga went to the Ugandan city of Mbale where a world-first clinical trial is trying to find answers.