To attain self-sufficiency, World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that blood donors comprise of 1% of a country’s population, which would put Kenya’s need to a minimum of 400,000 units annually
Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (KNBTS) target is to collect 250,000 units annually
As per the 2013 report, the collection is about 160,000 units.
There is a deficit of about 90,000 units annually
70% of blood donated is from school going youth between 16-18 years, hence a shortage during school holiday months of April, August and December and during disasters.
Since 2005 HWWK blood donation program has engaged he adult population to donate through in the faith based and community settings; learning institutions and in CBD locations.
In Nairobi, the mobile street sessions - which are conducted under tents; include the August 7th Memorial site, Kencom bus terminal, Anniversary Towers, Mama Ngina Street, Fire station on Tom Mboya street, Biashara Street near the Bazaar and next to the National Archives on Moi Avenue in Nairobi.
In Eldoret, the blood drives are conducted at the regional blood transfusion center and mobile sessions at Orange Telkom house and Eldoret west market.
HWWK blood donation program is funded by the US President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), with the last funding on September 2014.
HWWK has establish partnership with corporates for in Kind Support such as East African Breweries Ltd, Safaricom Ltd, Taifa Sacco, Faulu Kenya, Sian Roses, Quest Net Limited, Zetech College, Techno Telecom Limited, Jumanji Tours and Adventure, Rotaract clubs, Women 4 Cancer, Hawi Medicines, among others.