All are invited to donate blood today at Lodwar County Referral hospital together with the Members of Turkana County Assembly who will also be making their donations.
You can register to become a regular blood donor by registering on the NBTS website here: https://nbtskenya.or.ke/register-as-a-donor/
Blood donors are lifesavers. Donate today.
Nairobi RBTC Mobile clinic will be receiving blood donations from members of the public at National Archives as we mark Ushirika Celebrations 2019. This event is open to all. Join us in saving the lives of those who need blood and blood products by giving blood. It’s safe and it saves.
Nairobi RBTC mobile clinic will be stationed at Ruthimitu Mixed Secondary School in Dagoretti where they will be receiving blood donations from the staff and students.
Nairobi RBTC mobile clinic will be receiving donations from members of staff and students at Mutuini Secondary School in Dagoretti.
Nairobi RBTC mobile clinic will be receiving blood donations from the KCA fraternity. Join us in saving the lives of those who need blood and blood products by giving blood. It’s safe and it saves.
East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) will play host to Nairobi RBTC who will be receiving blood donations from members of staff at EABL. Join us in saving the lives of those who need blood and blood products by donating blood. It’s safe and it saves.
Blood and blood products have different uses depending on the patient’s/recipient’s ailment. KNBTS issues blood as Red Packed Blood Cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Platelets, Cryoprecipitate and Whole Blood.
Red Blood Cells
Red blood cell transfusions are used to treat haemorrhage and to improve oxygen delivery to tissues. Transfusion of red blood cells should be based on the patient’s clinical condition. Indications for transfusion include symptomatic anaemia (causing shortness of breath, dizziness, congestive heart failure, and decreased exercise tolerance), acute sickle cell crisis, and acute blood loss of more than 30 percent of blood volume.
Plasma products available include fresh frozen plasma is recommended in patients with active bleeding. Fresh frozen plasma is indicated for correction of coagulation abnormalities.
Platelet transfusion may be indicated to prevent haemorrhage in patients with thrombocytopenia or platelet function defects.
Cryoprecipitate is prepared by thawing fresh frozen plasma and collecting the precipitate.
This blood product is usually indicated for conditions like; Haemorrhage after cardiac surgery, Massive haemorrhage or transfusion, Surgical bleeding
Whole blood, if available, may be indicated for large volume haemorrhage, such as seen with major trauma, requiring massive transfusion and rapid correction of anemia, coagulopathy, acidosis, and hypothermia