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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 awesome drink 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 branch nearest to where you donated blood from.

"Every 10 minutes, about 7 Kenyans need blood"

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DONATION CENTERS

450,000p.a.

BLOOD NEEDED

164,275p.a.

BLOOD COLLECTED

200,000p.a.

HAPPY RECEPIENTS

Current Blood Supply

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BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGNS

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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

“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.

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

Barclays Bank Partners With KNBTS To Roll Out Countrywide Blood Drive

13, March 2018   0 Comments
The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service acting Director Dr. Josephine Githaiga receives the Barclays Bank of Kenya Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

PRESS BRIEF FOR THE STRENGTHENING LABORATORY MANAGEMENT TOWARDS ACCREDITATION (SLMTA) PROGRAM

15, August 2016   0 Comments
Quality Improvement initiatives towards provision of safe and sufficient blood in Kenya Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) mandate is to

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