Our Partners

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Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (KNBTS)
In view of the need to have sufficient blood reserves in our blood banks at all times, Bloodlink Foundation has partnered with the National Blood Transfusion Service in recruitment and mobilization of blood donors to ensure sufficient safe blood for needy Kenyans.

MHealth
Bloodlink Foundation is in Partnership with MHealth Text For Life system which is an intervention employed to enhance blood donor communication and digitize the blood donor records. It is projected to increase the number of blood units collected by recruiting new donors using mobile phone and web based platform.
http://mhealthkenya.org/home/our-partners/

Rockefeller Foundation
Bloodlink Foundation was funded by Rockefeller Foundation to facilitate the first phase running a blood donor notification SMS based system. The system keeps track of the donors from the initial time of making the first blood donation to the consequent donations thereafter. https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/bloodlink-foundation/

Centers For Disease Control Foundation
CDC Foundation funded the second phase of the SMS based donor notification system. This funding ensured continuity of the project and help streamline notification of blood donors whereas help in information dissemination.

Safaricom Ltd
BLF partnered with Safaricom through the "Safaricom Blood for life Drive," Campaign. This campaign increased the number of units of blood collected during the months of April, August and December when high schools are closed by bringing on board adult donors through awareness creation and education.

Why get involved in donation (What you can Do)

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These are the benefits accrued by members of staff or students by incorporating the blood donor program into their activities and participating in regular blood donation.

  1. The blood drive set–up is convenient for the working environment, since it’s conducted at your premises, allows for staff productivity and is cost free.
  2. Bloodlink ensures that any employee in need of blood can access it from any Blood Transfusion Center anywhere in the country at any time, free of charge.
  3. Apart from organizing for the blood donation drives, we have educational forums for organizations, where we visit for a brief session to address issues surrounding blood donation.
  4. The Blood Donor Program provides a chance for your organization to share in this worthy cause of saving lives through voluntary blood donation and help promote the culture of benevolence and volunteerism.
  5. Bloodlink Foundation in partnership with National Blood Transfusion Services ensures proper donor care and provides for the fluid replacement to the donors.
  6. After donation, the results of the screening process are kept confidential and can only be released only to the donor upon request.
  7. The donor cards, which indicate donor’s blood group, are delivered at your organization. Knowing one’s blood group saves time in case of an emergency situation, as grouping takes up some time.

Who We Are

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Bloodlink Foundation (BLF) is a non-profit charitable trust established in 2004 and duly registered under the laws of Kenya.

BLF seeks to assist Kenyan people achieve better health and quality life through partnerships with communities, corporate and public sectors. We partner with the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in recruitment and mobilization of blood donors to ensure sufficient safe blood for needy Kenyans.

The Bloodlink Foundation's School of First Aid & Safety Studies is accredited by the Ministry of Labour, Directorate of Safety and Health (DOSH) and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), on Workplace Safety , Health and First Aid Training.

Vision
To improve the quality of health and life of Kenyans.

Mission
To lead in information, education and mobilization of organizations towards realization of social responsibility.

Goal
The main Goal of this program is to develop a pool of low risk donors among employees of corporate organization.

What We Do

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School of First Aid and Safety Services

Bloodlink Foundation is offering First Aid training programs for increased safety necessary to deal with the unforeseen circumstances that come with health and safety risks. 

We provide training courses in full compliance with the prevailing workplace safety laws of the country as well as international standards in exercise of the powers conferred by section 55 of the Factories Act, 160/1977 and OSHA 2007 ACT as well as Ministry of Health to offer these trainings to corporates, churches, schools and individuals.We assure you quality and affordable services.

Blood Donation Program

Many Kenyans are unfamiliar with the blood donation process and are not sensitized on the dire need of blood in the country, we therefore offer the following:

Health talks

Health talks are carried out prior to blood donation drives if the company work schedule allows. The health talks are organized within the organizations premises. The aim of the health talks is to:

  1. Encourage potential blood donors to donate blood.
  2. Address concerns and fears related to blood donation.
  3. Assure donors about confidentiality of donor information.
  4. Give the criteria that a potential donor has to meet in order to participate in blood donation.

Bloodlink Foundation has been conducting education seminars for university students and representatives of various corporate organizations aimed at dispelling the fears associated with blood donation and education on the accruing benefits both to the donor and society at large. The corporate organizations are at the same time encouraged to incorporate blood donation into their CSR activities. Blood donation is probably the only CSR activity that requires no budgetary commitment from these organizations. In the long term BLF hopes to recruit a sufficient number of organizations to ensure an adequate supply of safe blood for our hospitals at all times especially given that the shelf life of blood is only 30 days thus the need for regular donors. The target organizations will be based in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kisumu.

Blood Donation Drives:

  • We organize for blood donation events within corporates and universities during which we make arrangements for the tents, beds, donor replacement fluids and snacks. The organization of the blood donation exercise is totally free. We also hold community blood drives.

Fundraising
Bloodlink Foundation is also involved in mobilization of corporates for resources for blood safety donation. Please note that the organization of the blood donation exercise is totally free .We make arrangements for the tents, beds, donor replacement fluids and snacks.

Bloodlink Foundation is a non- profit organization which relies totally on donor funding for the actualization of its activities. Corporate organizations are therefore welcome to contribute resources in terms of donor incentives if they are able to. Donor incentives could be in the form of T-shirts, wrist bands, badges, caps, etc which motivate potential donors to donate.

Corporates are also able to sponsor community blood drives and fund media campaigns which help alleviate stigma associated with blood donation and transfusion. Examples of corporates that have been able to participate successfully include Safaricom Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline, National Hospital Insurance Fund, Brand Kenya EAST Fm, KISS 100, among others.

Organizations that would like to support/partner in this cause could be involved in any of the following ways:

  • Provide resources towards implementation of the blood donation camps (cash or in-kind).
  • Mobilize employees as donors.
  • Employees volunteer time.

The benefits accrued by the sponsoring/supporting organizations include:

  • Involvement in long term visible corporate social responsibility activity
  • Opportunity to contribute towards alleviating perennial blood shortages.
  • Association with Bloodlink Foundation a credible non - profit organization, corporate giant Safaricom and USAID amongst others.

Quick Contacts

Location:

Ground Floor, Kedong House
Junction of Lenana Rd. & Ralph Bunche Rd.
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 -020-2738418 / 26
Mobile: +254-