BLOOD DRIVE

[PHOTOS] Aman leads blood donation drive ahead of donor day

NBTS collects only 450 pints a day against the required 1,370 pints required by WHO.

In Summary

• Through the Ministry of Health, the government said the amount from World Bank will play a key role in ensuring the service has enough blood as required by the World Health Organisation.

• Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said the amount will also be part of the national blood donations campaigns to be launched on Sunday to commemorate International Blood Donor day.

Health CAS Rashid Aman donates blood as a doctor from National Blood Transfusion Service Sophia Damaiyu holds the blood pint during the launch of blood donation drive at KICC Comesa grounds on June 12,2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman donates blood as a doctor from National Blood Transfusion Service Sophia Damaiyu holds the blood pint during the launch of blood donation drive at KICC Comesa grounds on June 12,2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The government has announced a plan to channel Sh1 billion to the National Blood Transfusion Service.

Through the Ministry of Health, the government said the amount from World Bank will play a key role in ensuring the service has enough blood as required by the World Health Organisation.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said the amount will also be part of the national blood donations campaigns to be launched on Sunday to commemorate International Blood Donor day.

 

"The government has made additional investment to this agency with an aim of boosting its capacity in blood collection," Aman said.

He participated in a blood donation drive at KICC on Friday ahead of World Blood Donor Day on Sunday.

Blood donor Rose Moraa donates blood at KICC on June 12,2020.
Blood donor Rose Moraa donates blood at KICC on June 12,2020.
Image: / MERCY MUMO
Health CAS Rashid Aman gets ready to donate blood.
Health CAS Rashid Aman gets ready to donate blood.
An empty blood bag that contains CPDA-1 preservative liquid that prevents it from clotting and from rotting during a blood donation drive at KICC on June 12,2020.
An empty blood bag that contains CPDA-1 preservative liquid that prevents it from clotting and from rotting during a blood donation drive at KICC on June 12,2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman gets ready to donate blood.
Health CAS Rashid Aman gets ready to donate blood.
Medical practitioners from National Blood Transfusion Service takes personal details of blood donors before donation at KICC Comesa grounds on June 12,2020.
Medical practitioners from National Blood Transfusion Service takes personal details of blood donors before donation at KICC Comesa grounds on June 12,2020.
A labeled blood bag with two tubes that contain a preservative and a powder.The red tube contains a clot activator that helps blood to clot faster and the purple tube contains a preservative powder that prevents the blood from clotting and also helps in determining the blood type ton June 12,2020.
A labeled blood bag with two tubes that contain a preservative and a powder.The red tube contains a clot activator that helps blood to clot faster and the purple tube contains a preservative powder that prevents the blood from clotting and also helps in determining the blood type ton June 12,2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman donates blood as a doctor from National Blood Transfusion Service Sophia Damaiyu holds the blood pint during the launch of blood donation drive at KICC Comesa grounds on June 12,2020.
Health CAS Rashid Aman donates blood as a doctor from National Blood Transfusion Service Sophia Damaiyu holds the blood pint during the launch of blood donation drive at KICC Comesa grounds on June 12,2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO
A labeled blood bag with two tubes that contain a preservative and a powder.The red tube contains a clot activator that helps blood to clot faster and the purple tube contains a preservative powder that prevents the blood from clotting and also helps in determining the blood type ton June 12,2020.
A labeled blood bag with two tubes that contain a preservative and a powder.The red tube contains a clot activator that helps blood to clot faster and the purple tube contains a preservative powder that prevents the blood from clotting and also helps in determining the blood type ton June 12,2020.
A medical practitioner holds a red tube that contains blood specimen set aside to test for HIV, syphilis ,and Hepatitis B and C during a blood donation drive on June 12,2020
A medical practitioner holds a red tube that contains blood specimen set aside to test for HIV, syphilis ,and Hepatitis B and C during a blood donation drive on June 12,2020