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FAQs on Blood Donation

1. Who can donate blood? Anyone in good health can donate blood. However, there are some basic requirements that one has to fulfill to become an eligible blood donor. 2. What are the requirements for blood donation? a. Age: One should be between the ages of 16 and 65; b. Weight: One should be at […]

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Dos and Don’ts before blood

Blood donation is a noble act that helps save the lives of patients. However, potential blood donors sometimes have concerns about how to proceed. This two-part series will walk you through some of the most common. The main aim is to empower you to approach blood donation with confidence. For this first series, we will […]

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The Benefits of Donating Blood

The Benefits of Donating Blood Imagine a scenario where a mother undergoes a Cesarean Section procedure and urgently requires blood. The availability of donated blood becomes critical at this juncture — a matter of life and death. This article will delve into the profound significance of blood donation, demonstrating through examples how this selfless act […]

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Things to know about your

Blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and a liquid called plasma. Blood is normally identified based on type — commonly referred to as Blood Type or Blood Group. Blood Groups are normally identified based on the antibodies and antigens in the blood. Antigens are protein molecules found on the […]

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Blood Donation Rules

Donating blood is a noble and necessary act that saves countless lives every year. However, it is crucial to protect both donors and recipients. As a result, there are precise guidelines for blood donation. Let’s examine these regulations to learn their significance and justification. Age and Weight Restrictions: In Kenya, blood donors should be between […]

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Remembering Bob Collymore’s Legacy

The late Bob Collymore was a renowned figure in the African Telecommunication Industry. Having served as the CEO of Safaricom, one of Kenya’s largest Telecoms, he was a household name. In addition to being a successful business leader, he also embodied the admired persona of harmony, diversity, and progressive change. Bob passed away in 2019, […]

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Blood Donation Assumptions You Need

Blood donation is a crucial process that helps save lives, by providing a steady supply of blood and blood products for medical treatments and emergencies. However, the process is sometimes curtailed by weak assumptions that prevent blood donors from donating blood. These assumptions can sometimes be based on misinformation or lack of awareness. Accordingly, kindly […]

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Damu Sasa: Empowering Communities for

Blood is the essence of life, and communities can make all the difference when it’s in need. In Swahili, “Damu Sasa” translates to “Blood Now,” encapsulating the urgency of the precious resource. But it means more than that; it signifies a call to action in a world where every drop counts. Damu Sasa is a […]

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Where does the blood you

By Damu Sasa Over the past couple of months, there has been rising public interest, on where their blood goes after donation. In part, this interest was sparked by claims that donated blood was being illegally sold in Somalia. The claims not only caused uproar from members of the public, but also likely negatively impacted […]

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HOW TO DEAL WITH LOSS

By Geojoannes T. Imbenzi Follow this Author on Twitter “Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson There are so many things that are inevitable in this world. One of them is change, the other one is loss. We can never run away […]

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THE ECONOMICS OF PATIENT SAFETY:

By Dr. Cosmas Mugambi. Follow this Author on Twitter Patient safety is a critical dimension of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In recognition of this, Nations across the world are now expected to commemorate the World Patient Safety Day every 17th day of September. Unfortunately, it still remains a challenge to all health systems, as outlined […]

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Myths that kill humanity

By Damu Sasa According to the English dictionary, a myth is a widely held but false idea or belief. Usually, myths come about through the special interests of a few, aimed at influencing certain actions by the masses. Myths can be positive but are mostly negative. Myths are often emotive and capitalize on deeply rooted human […]

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FAQs on Blood Donation

1. Who can donate blood? Anyone in good health can donate blood. However, there are some basic requirements that one has to fulfill to become

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The Benefits of Donating Blood

The Benefits of Donating Blood Imagine a scenario where a mother undergoes a Cesarean Section procedure and urgently requires blood. The availability of donated blood

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Blood Donation Rules

Donating blood is a noble and necessary act that saves countless lives every year. However, it is crucial to protect both donors and recipients. As

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HOW TO DEAL WITH LOSS & GRIEF

By Geojoannes T. Imbenzi Follow this Author on Twitter “Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.”

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Myths that kill humanity

By Damu Sasa According to the English dictionary, a myth is a widely held but false idea or belief. Usually, myths come about through the

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