The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) was established in the year 2000 in the Ministry of Health. Its mandate is to collect, test, process and distribute blood and blood products to all transfusing hospitals in Kenya.
KNBTS has six Regional Blood Transfusion Centres (RBTCs) namely Nairobi, Embu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Mombasa and 14 satellite centers located in Machakos, Kisii, Voi, Meru, Naivasha, Kakamega, Kericho, Nyeri, Garissa, Malindi, Thika, Lodwar, Bungoma and Kitale.
This is the highest blood donor in Kenya. He has donated 81 times since 1983. He is a public prosecutor at the County Government of Nakuru. He is in his 40s. His message: “Blood donation is the biggest gift one can give to humanity. People should give freely because it is given freely to them by God.”
Was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at the age of two. She has been transfused a total of 14 units. Her message: “I would like to thank blood donors whose gift of life have given me an opportunity to be alive today. I also commend the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service for making the supply available to me and others in need.”