Name of the activity: Give blood-give life

Country/NMO: Burkina Faso (AEM)

Program: Organ, Marrow & Tissue Donation

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Campaign

 

Focus area:

Blood donation

Problem statement:

The donor population in Burkina Faso does not cover all the blood needs for the sick. The city of Ouagadougou receives 30 bags of blood a day while it needs 200 daily donations.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

National and Regional Blood Transfusion Centers, Burkina Faso medical students, NGOs working for the health and well-being of population, leading customary and religious, public and political personalities,general population

Objectives and indicators of success:

Obj 1 raise awareness of the general population on the importance of blood donation
Obj 2 Improve knowledge of medical students regarding blood donation
Obj 3 raise the number of blood donations in the country.

Success indicators
Number of people who donated, number of people that we talked with, number of medical students reached….

Methodology:

First we train student of the NMO and volunteers on all aspect of blood donation. Then we deploy these people to a specific area of ​​the country to sensitize the population on the importance of blood donation. We join the religious and political leaders in these awareness campaigns to be more eager and more credible. the last phase is to collect the maximum of blood bags. For this purpose a mobile unit of the blood transfusion center is present.

Plans for evaluation:

To evaluate our work, we will use the annual report of the National Blood Transfusion Center to assess the evolution of the number of blood bags collected.
Counting number of people who donated, counting number of students implicate,and counting the number reached by the sensitizations.