STATEMENT BY KENYA NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE ON THE MPEKETONI TOWNSHIP ATTACK ON 15TH JUNE 2014.
Following the terror attack at Mpeketoni Township last night where close to 48 people were allegedly killed , the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service whose mandate is to collect, process and distribute blood and blood products to all transfusing hospitals in Kenya has this morning dispatched 100 units of blood to Mpeketoni Sub-County, Lamu County and Malindi Hospital.
This is aimed at averting further mortality occasion by injuries that may require blood transfusion. The Mombasa Regional Blood Transfusion Centre is currently holding about 350 units of blood and we are ready to dispatch more when and if need arises.
On average the normal blood consumption of Mpeketoni Sub-District is between 5 and 8 units per month.
In the event of additional requirement KNBTS will mobilize blood donors across the country to donate blood to respond to the calamity.
In the meantime we want to assure all Kenyans and particularly the injured and their families that no one will die on account of lack of blood for transfusion.
DIRECTOR KENYA NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE.