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Thika Residents Share Their Love By Donating Blood.

The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) Thika Satellite in partnership with Lil Magic Foundation conducted a one-day blood donation campaign aimed at increasing blood stocks so as to save lives and alleviate human suffering. The campaign, dubbed the ‘#ShareYourLove was also conducted in 22 blood donation sites across the country and will target adult blood donors of between the ages 18 and 65 years.

The campaign, whose theme was, “Show your love, donate blood” was expected to garner over 150 units of blood within Thika Sub County and to reach over one million people with information on the importance of blood donation. All blood donors received a red rose that signifies love of life.

The Manager Lil Magic Foundation Mr. Rennox Onyango said that the initiative is aimed at providing a platform for Kenyans to demonstrate their love by giving blood, which is a priceless gift to someone they may never know or meet in their life time.

According to  research conducted recently by the blood agency indicated that adult blood donors were more reliable and responsive than those in learning institutions. The government collected a total of 149, 642 units of blood last year, representing 83.1% of the annual target of 180, 000 units.

The national requirement, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) standard, is 400,000 units, presupposing that if 1% of the entire population donated blood once in a year, the country is considered blood sufficient.

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