Every 3 minutes, someone in Kenya needs blood.
Kenya’s National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) estimates the country needs 200,000 units of blood per year to deal with illnesses,surgeries, accidents and other medical conditions. Unfortunately, the blood supply in the country has sometimes been estimated to be as low as 40,000 units. The most blood Kenya has ever had in hand is 130,000 units, a little more than half the target amount. However, you have the opportunity to make a difference and increase Kenya’s blood reserves.
Why should you give blood?
- Blood donation doesn’t hurt, all you feel is good about yourself.
- Buy giving blood, you save the lives of those in need. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save the life of one or even several people.
- A donor effectively burns about 650 calories by donating one pint of blood
- For patients prone to iron overload, blood donation prevents the accumulation of toxic quantities.
- Donating blood may reduce the risk of heart disease in men.
For more information about donating blood, you can consult any of the Bloodlink Foundation representatives at The Village Market today and tomorrow, 22nd and 23rd October 2010.
Give some to get some.., someday.