Research & Project Collaborations
The BLOODSAFE program supports research to enhance the availability of safe blood for patients with severe anaemia and hemorrhagic conditions in low or lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program currently supports three research projects in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.
The BLOODSAFE Ghana site project is looking at developing and evaluating community-based communication and donor care interventions for improving the availability and safety of blood in Ghana.
The BLOODSAFE Ghana site project is a collaboration between the National Blood Service, University of Ghana, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Syracuse University. It is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA. Read more about the project >>>
Blood Donation Tracker
The Blood Donation Tracker project is a collaboration between the National Blood Service and the Kwaaba Foundation aimed at increasing blood donations from Second Cycle Schools through data visibility.
Through the project, a blood donation tracker application has been developed to collect blood donation data from Senior High Schools. The data will be visualized and used to promote voluntary blood donations in Ghana. Watch a brief summary video on its launch here.
The “Blood Information System for Crisis Intervention and Management (BISKIT)” project aims to contribute to the resilience of blood services in Ghana, particularly in times of crises, by leveraging digital technology.
The project will contribute to the resilience of blood supply by developing a digital information system for data based decision making assuring the supply of safe and quality assured blood before, during and after a crisis. Read more about the BISKIT project here.
The project, launched on 9 June 2023, offers free blood group testing in combination with specially designed blood group cards, blood group wristbands, motivational messages and reminders to encourage non-donors to donate blood.