T-REC – Building research capacity of blood transfusion services in Africa

This project is in collaboration with T-REC, an international consortium of academics and health practitioners to strengthen the capacity of African researchers to do research on blood transfusion.

This project was undertaken in Ghana and Zimbabwe from April, 2011 to March, 2015. The project supported students to undertake PhDs courses, Diploma in Project Design and Management (DPDM) and offered bursaries to undergraduates and masters students to undertake research in Blood Transfusion Services.

The project is in collaboration with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ), the University of Groningen (Netherlands), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and the Africa Society for Transfusion (AfSBT).

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gerriGERRI – Ghanaian Ebola Readiness and Resilience Initiative

Aimed at getting Ghana ready for the impact of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), should EVD ever reach the nation.

The project will provide equipment and training necessary to ensure Ghana is prepared to cope with the impact of EVD, should the disease spread to Ghana.

The project is in partnership with the Global Blood Fund (, AABB ( and Terumo BCT (

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gbfGBF – Small Grants Program Award

Undertaken to support the conversion of replacement donors to voluntary non-remunerated donors through the printing of IE&C materials and development of educational video materials between January and April, 2015.

The project was supported by the Global Blood Fund (, through its Small Grants Program aimed at providing funds for organizations to help recruit and retain blood donors.


Blood Donation Information Management System (B-DIMS)

The NBSG is currently undertaking a project to develop a Donor Information Management System for its Southern Area Blood Centre to improve traceability and its quality management system.

The project which started in September, 2014 has significantly been supported by the World Health Organization ( and the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo), The project is expected to end in July, 2016 and software put into use.


ooftbctNBSG/OOF Pledge Club 25 Project

This project was to strengthen activities of 40 functional Pledge/Club 25s within the catchment area of the Southern Area Blood Centre over a nine (9) months period.

This project is in partnership with the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation and is funded through a grant from Terumo BCT. The goal of the project is to increase voluntary non-remunerated blood donations by the Pledge/Club 25s by May, 2015.

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