The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) will conduct a one day massive national blood donation campaign aimed at increasing blood stocks so as to save lives and lessen human suffering. The campaign will be conducted in 22 blood donation sites across the country.
A campaign to donate blood is set to take place tomorrow on Valentine’s Day in different counties aiming to garner over 10,000 units of blood and to reach over one million people with information on the importance of blood donation. The move to seek for more blood has been necessitated by the continuous need for blood in our health care facilities and the desire to ensure that Kenyans are secure in case they suffer illnesses that may require blood transfusion.
This intervention is within the mandate of the Kenya National Blood Transfusion service that is to collect, test, and process and distribute blood and blood products to all transfusing hospitals in Kenya. The drive is set to take place across major counties in the country such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu ,Mombasa just to name a few. Kenyans are being urged to come out and show their love by donating blood and this will create a culture of regular voluntary blood donation across the board. All blood donors will receive a red rose that will symbolize the love for life.