Name of the activity: Blood donation

Country/NMO: Democratic Republic of the Congo (MSA-DRC)

Program: Organ, Marrow & Tissue Donation

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

Focus area:

Blood donation

Problem statement:

In RDC we suffer from lot of problems that need blood everyday, like road traffic accidents, communicable diseases especially for small kids, cancers and others, but the problem is that not too many people donate blood.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Target groups are the general population and medical students
Direct beneficiary are patients in hospital, those who are suffering with drepanocytis, caesarian, accident and they need in emergency blood to survive

Objectives and indicators of success:

Increase the number of blood donations in the country
indicator: number of people who donated
Raise awareness of people on the importance of blood donation
indicator: number of people that we reach in our campaign
Improve knowledge and skills of medical students regarding blood donation
indicator: number of students who are involved in the campaign
Analyse blood of donors to look for diseases
indicator: number of donor with their blood analysed
number of donors with discovered diseases

Methodology:

We begin by having a 4 days training for volunteer medical students who will work on the campaign, to teach them how to interact with the comunity, and basic knowledge on blood donation
After that we contact local governers and responsibles, to organise meetings and gatherings with the general population.
we prepare and take our promotional materials to gatherings with people and explain to them about the importance of blood donation
we register people who want to donate, then we make sure to take them later on to the blood center to have them donate
After that we work in the blood center on analysing blood for any diseases, and make sure to deliver results to donors

Plans for evaluation:

we count the number of people that were present in every gathering , also the number of people who donated their blood, the number of students that worked on the campaign, and we evaluate the improvement of knowledge of people by asking them questions in the end.