Blood Loss:

Globally, 5 million people die from trauma each year, with approximately 1/3 of these deaths occurring within 48 hours due to blood loss.

Blood Donation:

50% of blood donations are still not voluntary in 58 countries 50 of whom are in low and middle income countries.

Sub-Saharan Africa:

35 out of 48 countries collect less than half of the blood needed to meet the transfusion demand.

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A continent where the demand for blood is unmet

To achieve this, with a collaborative and inclusive approach, CoBA brings together diverse stakeholders. We work with development partners and NGOs, the private sector, global health institutions, and government ministries.

Blood in Africa

Major challenges facing blood in Africa

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Anaemia

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postpartum haemorrhage

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cancer

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trauma

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Children Sickle Cell Foundation (CSCF) Blood Drive

Children Sickle Cell Foundation (CSCF) Blood Drive On June 19, 2024, CSCF, in collaboration with...

Empowering Youth to Accelerate Blood Access in Africa

Amplifying Youth Voice as CoBA shocasing on what they are doing in terms of improving blood access...

Blood Drive with Roche Diagnostics

Blood Drive with Roche Diagnostics CoBA was invited, with our member Roche Diagnostics, to...

World Blood Donor Day Nairobi Event

World Blood Donor Day Nairobi Event CoBA had the opportunity to represent at the World Blood Donor...

Sickle Cell Disease and Hemophilia Conference (SCDHC)

Advocacy and Thought Leadership towards Access to Safe Blood Conference (SCDHC) on June 11th – 13th...

Paint Your Profile Red

‘Paint Your Profile Red’ Initiative on World Blood Donor Day On World Blood Donor Day...

World Blood Donor Day

Strengthening Healthcare Through Continental Partnerships CoBA & Red Cross Tanzania Blood Drive...

Blood Donations in Response to Kenya’s Anti-Tax Protests

Blood Donations in Response to Kenya’s Anti-Tax Protests In response to the anti-tax...

World Blood Donor Day 2024

World Malaria Day Report Blood The Neglected Therapy in Malaria Management In the context of global...

Uganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell DiseaseUganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease

Uganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell DiseaseUganda’s Battle Against Sickle Cell Disease...

CPHIA Official Side Event 2023

In Africa, a key challenge in health emergencies is ensuring a reliable blood supply. This is vital...

Enhancing Africa’s Health Security: Blood As A Cornerstone For Pandemic Preparedness

In Africa, a key challenge in health emergencies is ensuring a reliable blood supply. This is vital...

Uniting policy and implementation in Africa’s vital lifeline

Uniting policy and implementation in Africa’s vital lifeline  In the heart of Africa’s...

Blood sharing in LMICs; A risky practice in African blood transfusions

Blood sharing in LMICs; A risky practice in African blood transfusions Introduction Blood...

The vital role of blood in national security

The vital role of blood in national security Introduction In the vast and diverse continent of...

Exploring the Disparity of Female Blood Donors and Beneficiaries

Exploring the Disparity of Female Blood Donors and Beneficiaries Blood donation plays a vital role...

Benefits of Transfusion in Haemoglobinopathies – Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Thalassemia

Benefits of Transfusion in Haemoglobinopathies – Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Thalassemia...

Safeguarding Health in Africa: Uncovering Safe Blood as a Crucial Missing Puzzle Piece

Safeguarding Health in Africa: Uncovering Safe Blood as a Crucial Missing Puzzle Piece In the vast...

Addressing Maternal Health: Why we need blood to change the maternal health story in Africa

Addressing Maternal Health: Why We Need Blood to Change the Maternal Health Story in Africa Maternal...

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