Kiva Lending Team: Team Red - Blood Donors
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Bloodlink Foundation is OBI's first Global Blood Fund donor center. Bloodlink works with six blood transfusion centers in Kenya. DID YOU KNOW: In Kenya, an estimated six patients in medical institutions die from blood related transfusion complications every hour. ••• Kenya needs 200,000 blood products annually. Its centers currently provide just 130,000 products, a deficit of 70,000 products. ••• 60 percent of the blood collected comes from school children -- ages 16 and up. ••• 55 percent of blood donated is used to treat anemia in children and mothers during pregnancy and child birth.
Location: Global Blood Donors Team website
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