Blood Donors

Who should donate blood?

All persons may be potential blood donors but not all may be allowed to donate. There are conditions that must be met in order to qualify and some of the basic ones include, having good health, aged between 16-65 years, weigh more than 50 kg, etc.

Where can one donate blood?

All willing blood donors can walk to any of the Regional Blood Transfusion Centers located in Nairobi, Embu, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu or Eldoret. He/she can also choose to walk to any of the Provincial or District hospital-based blood banks and donate blood voluntarily.

What are the reasons that might stop one from donating blood?

* Expectant mothers or breast feeding women
* Persons who have had blood transfusion in the last 6 months
* Hospital admission within past one year
* Anyone who might have been involved in risky behaviors like commercial sex or drug abuse etc.


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