This section provides assistance to the visitors of this website. This is meant to enable the user have a remarkable experience while using this website.
Searching the website
Location of search functionality.
Custom Google Search
The search box is located in the top fixed red menu bar. This is an advanced search feature that allows you search within UBTS. To search type in a key word or a phrase and submit by clicking the submit button for result.
You can locate it just below the social media icons right above the main navigation bar on the right hand side of your screen.
How to get better search results
Typing a single e.g. blood, will not give you better than typing a phrase e.g. blood groups.
Is the search form case sensitive?
No. You can type your seach query in any case either lower or upper case, will give your search result.
The information leaflets are meant for you the blood donor. They contain information easy to digest and read, they are brief, on point filled with relevant information for your use or knowledge about blood transfusion.
These leaflets are downlodable. To read them you must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, click here to do download it.
Badge Banners,Horizontal Banners, and Vertical Banners. You are free to use them on your website to promote giving of blood to save life.
Use the screensavers to promote giving of blood to save life, feel free to use these items.
To view any file in Portable Document Format (PDF) downloaded from this site, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. The programme is freely available if you do not already have it.
How to make documents more accessibilty?
Sometimes a PDF will open but only a blank page is visible This may be because the view is zoomed into a blank section of the document. Use the dropdown view menu (bottom left hand corner of the screen) to select a suitable view - 100% or 'Fit Width' are usually best.
How to search within a PDF
When you click on the link to a PDF, it will open in your browser window. A toolbar will appear below the address bar, featuring a number of tools to help you view and search the document. Running your mouse over the icons, without clicking, will tell you what each of them does. Especially useful is the Find Tool (a pair of binoculars) - click on the Find icon to search the document for a word or phrase. Click the find' icon to search for further occurrences of the word or phrase.
Get Adobe Acrobat
You can download the AdobeÃ‚Â® ReaderÃ‚Â® free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files from the link below. Click here to get Adobe Acrobat
UBTS seeks to be a service that understands the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities and will ensure that there is no discrimination on the grounds of disability to members of public whom we serve. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and aims to provide access for people with disabilities.
UBTS is committed to making itself accessible to all elements of the community and will endeavour to provide appropriate facilities and assistance for people with disabilities in order that they receive our highest standards of service.
This website has been developed with the intention of making it accessible to as many visitors as possible. We have achieved this by adhering to W3C guidelines and ensuring that the site has been structured in a logical way. This site also strives, wherever posible, to meet the current COI advice for managing, improving and marketing Uganda public sector websites.
All files that are available for download via this website have been converted to the Portable Document Format (PDF). These files can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat reader which is a free resource that is available from the Adobe website.
We have used Bootstrap Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control the visual layout of the site. If your browser does not support CSS the site or you choose to over-ride our style sheet with browser settings, the site is still readable/usable.
We use relative font sizes which means you can also override the default text sizes and set your own via the browser.
In Internet Explorer
Select the View menu, then Text Size, then a setting from the list of five sizes.
Select the View menu, then Text Size, then either Increase or Decrease from the menu list.
Select the View menu, then either Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.
This website has not been built to support the Opera browser so some elements of the site may not be displayed as intended.
In all browsers
Holding down the CTRL button and scrolling the mouse-wheel up and down will zoom the entire site up or down in size accordingly.
All images include the "ALT" attribute.
The primary sections of the site are always available via the main navigation menu that runs along the top of the page. To support the navigation, a sitemap has been provided.
How do I easily print a web page from this site?
Please use the 'print this page' feature available on the bottom left of all our pages.
Why don't web pages print properly?
Some users may experience printing problems. To minimise these problems, change your page orientation to 'landscape' through the 'page set-up' option on the file menu. Printing from the file menu, rather than the icon, may also help.
I still can't print properly - what else should I try?
If you use Internet Explorer 5.5 service pack 1, web pages may not print properly. This version of Internet Explorer does not always print columns of text the way that they appear on screen. For example, some text may overlap or the columns may print out underneath each other, rather than side by side.
How do I know if my computer uses Internet Explorer 5.5 service pack 1?
Go to the 'Help' option on the Internet Explorer menu bar and choose 'About Internet Explorer'. Check the text next to 'version' and 'update version' in the pop-up box. If the version number starts with 5.5 and the update version starts with 'SP1', your computer uses Internet Explorer 5.5 service pack 1.
How can I solve this problem?
Internet Explorer 5.5 service pack 1 is no longer supported by Microsoft so the problem will not be fixed. Instead, you will have to upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer.
- Select 'Tools' from the top menu
- Choose 'Internet Options'
- Click on the 'Security' tab
- Click on 'Custom Level'
- Scroll down until you see the section labelled 'Scripting'
- Under 'Active Scripting', select 'Enable' and click OK
- Select 'Tools' from the top menu
- Choose 'Options'
- Choose 'Content' from the top navigation
- Select 'Edit' from the top menu
- Choose 'Preferences'
- Choose 'Security'
- Select 'Settings' from the top right icon
- Choose 'Content Settings' Under 'Privacy'
What is a plug-in?
Plug-ins are programs that enable you to use multimedia applications (e.g. sound, video etc.) on the web.
Do I need plug-ins to use the UBTS website?
Some areas of the site use flash technology and a plug-in will be required to view these elements, however most browsers will already have the plug-in installed. If you do not have the flash plug-in installed, an image based alternative will be displayed. Some areas of the site have audio or video files but the information they contain is provided in alternative formats for example, in text or through photographs.
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