Day: July 8, 2024

Children Sickle Cell Foundation (CSCF) Blood Drive

Children Sickle Cell Foundation (CSCF) Blood Drive On June 19, 2024, CSCF, in collaboration with CoBA and Terumo, hosted a successful blood drive in Kisii on World Sickle Cell Day. The event aimed to raise awareness about blood donation and support individuals, particularly those with sickle cell anaemia, in need of transfusions. Thanks to generous […]

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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 On June 19, 2024, the Coalition of Blood for Africa (CoBA) hosted a transformative youth symposium in Kenya, commemorating World Blood Donor Day and World Sickle Cell Day. This event brought together 87 young leaders from Kenya, with […]

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Blood Drive with Roche Diagnostics

Blood Drive with Roche Diagnostics CoBA was invited, with our member Roche Diagnostics, to participate in the Roche Blood Drive. During this event, CoBA sensitized Roche Diagnostics staff internally about the importance of blood donation. Additionally, blood was collected on that day.   This structure highlights each activity’s contribution to advocating for and advancing access […]

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World Blood Donor Day Nairobi Event

World Blood Donor Day Nairobi Event CoBA had the opportunity to represent at the World Blood Donor Day event in Upper Hill, Nairobi, where Mrs. Caroline Wangamati, CoBA’s lead, had a speaking slot. This Nairobi event complemented the national event held in Marsabit, where blood was also collected.

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Sickle Cell Disease and Hemophilia Conference (SCDHC)

Advocacy and Thought Leadership towards Access to Safe Blood Conference (SCDHC) on June 11th – 13th CoBA made a significant impact at the inaugural Sickle Cell Disease and Hemophilia Conference (SCDHC) in Kisumu, Kenya, held from June 11th to 13th. Securing a speaking slot, CoBA emphasized the critical importance of blood supply in managing these […]

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Paint Your Profile Red

‘Paint Your Profile Red’ Initiative on World Blood Donor Day On World Blood Donor Day, we launched an empowering initiative aimed at rallying youth across Africa to advocate for blood donation awareness. Dubbed ‘Paint Your Profile Red,’ our objective was to inspire young leaders to promote the significance of blood donation and its life-saving benefits. […]

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World Blood Donor Day

Strengthening Healthcare Through Continental Partnerships CoBA & Red Cross Tanzania Blood Drive On World Blood Donor Day, June 14th, 2024, CoBA and RedCross Tanzania united efforts to host a transformative blood drive in Morogoro Region. Together, we collected 145 pints of blood, showcasing the profound impact of collaboration in healthcare. This initiative not only strengthened […]

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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 demonstrations in Kenya, which resulted in over 200 injuries, there was an urgent need for blood donors. Our strategic partners, the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS), spearheaded a blood drive, collecting over 300 pints in just two days.   Additionally, CoBA, […]

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