As millions of people worldwide celebrate Valentine’s Day in a romantic way, the Kenya National B***d Transfusion Service (KNBTS) took a different turn by providing a platform for Kenyans to donate b***d.
In a campaign dubbed as the ‘Valentine B***d Donation’, which is being conducted simultaneously in 26 b***d donation sites across the country, Kenyans have a chance to show their love in a special way. They are Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Embu, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kisii, Bungoma, Thick, Lodwar, Migori, Kitale among others.
The drive targets to collect over 10,000 units of b***d and create more awareness on the importance of b***d donation to over one million citizens.
In Nairobi, the campaign will be conducted for two days, 14th and 15th February, while the rest of the sites will run the drive on Valentine’s Day only up to 6pm.
In the spirit of Valentine’s celebration, every b***d donor is given a red rose flower after the exercise.
Speaking to Business Today outside the Kenya National Archives in Nairobi, Joseph Kamotho, KNBTS Corporate Affairs Manager, encouraged many citizens to come out and donate b***d as it can save a life in future.
“B***d is the biggest gift you can give to someone that you don’t know and probably you will never meet. But you will save a life somewhere. People should come out and demonstrate love by donating b***d,” said Mr Kamotho.
The drive which is themed, Show Your Love donation, is being conducted by KNBTS, Kenya R*******s and St John’s Ambulance to the initiative.