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It’s safe and it saves

The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) was established in the year 2000 within the Ministry of Health.

Its mandate is to collect, test, process and distribute blood and blood products to all transfusing hospitals in Kenya.

Can I Give Blood?

Find information on giving blood and take our quick eligibility quiz

Learn About Blood

Blood group basics, interesting facts,testing, what blood is used for etc.

DONATION PROCESS

The donation process from the time you arrive at the Center till you leave

REGISTRATION

You need to complete a very simple registration form which contains all required contact information needed to begin the donation process

SCREENING

A drop of blood from your finger will be taken for a simple test to ensure that your blood iron levels are suitable for donating blood

DONATION

After passing the screening test successfully, you will be directed to a donor bed for donation. This takes between 6-10 minutes only

REFRESHMENT

You can stay in the waiting area until you feel strong enough to leave our center. You will receive some refreshments from us in donation zone.

TESTING

Blood is tested for HIV, Hepatitis A & B among other infections

RESULTS COLLECTION

Collect your results at the KNBTS center nearest to where you donated blood from.

"Every 10 minutes, about 7 Kenyans need blood"

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DONATION CENTERS

500,000p.a.

BLOOD NEEDED

164,275p.a.

BLOOD COLLECTED

200,000p.a.

HAPPY RECEPIENTS

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BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS

Campaigns to encourage new donors to join and existing donors to continue giving blood

April 27 Camp toyoyo

Camp Toyoyo Blood Drive
Nairobi RBTC in patnership with Wazee wa Zamo CBO will be receiving blood donations from members of the public at

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

April 28 The Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Kariobangi South

Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Kariobangi South Blood Drive
NBTS and The Divine Mercy Catholic Parish in Kariobangi South will be receiving blood donations from 9.30a.m. - 3.30p.m at

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

April 29 East Africa Breweries, Ruaraka

East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) Blood Drive
East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) will play host to Nairobi RBTC who will be receiving blood donations from members of

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

“Just 3 teaspoonfuls of your blood are enough to save the life of a premature baby”

Register as a Donor

“Give blood save life”

News & Press Releases

Latest news and statements regarding giving blood, blood processing and supply.

SPEECH BY DR JOSEPHINE GITHAIGA , DIRECTOR KENYA NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE DURING THE GLOBAL YOUTH DAY BLOOD DONATION DRIVE AT KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL GROUNDS , NAIROBI ON SATURDAY 16TH MARCH 2019.

19, March 2019   0 Comments
SPEECH BY DR JOSEPHINE GITHAIGA , DIRECTOR KENYA NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE DURING THE GLOBAL YOUTH DAY BLOOD DONATION DRIVE AT

REMARKS BY DR JOSEPHINE GITHAIGA , DIRECTOR KENYA NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE DURING THE LAUNCH OF BLEED FOR THE THRONE  BLOOD DONATION DRIVE AT THE KENYA NATIONAL ARCHIVES GROUNDS , NAIROBI ON 14TH MARCH 2019.

14, March 2019   0 Comments
Kenya Redcross Society Secretary General- Abass Gullet Multi-Choice Director - Simon Kariithi Distinguished blood donors, Invited guests,   The Media  

A tale of a blood recipient

07, March 2019   0 Comments
Mombasa, 22nd February 2019, A tale of a blood recipient At first glance, Rose Atieno Auma could pass as your ordinary middle

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