KDF Presented With a Trophy and Certificate for Being the Leading Institution in Blood Donation in the Country.

Director of the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service Dr. Margaret Odour presents a Trophy and Certificate to the Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Samuel Nandwa during the event at Defence Headquarters on Wednesday 13 August 2017.

Director of the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service Dr. Margaret Odour presents a Trophy and Certificate to Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Samuel Nandwa during the event at Defence Headquarters on Wednesday 13 August 2017.

The Kenya Defence Forces was today presented with a trophy and certificate by the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) for the support the soldiers accorded the institution by donating blood during the 2016/17 Financial Year.

Presenting the trophy and certificate to the Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces – Personnel and Logistics (ACDF, P& L) Major General Samuel Nandwa at the Defence Headquarters, the institution’s director Dr Margaret Oduor revealed that over the last three years KDF had donated a total of 10,000 units of blood to the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service.

Dr. Oduor said the military have continuously supported the blood transfusion programme annually noting that it has become a routine for all new recruits especially at the Eldoret-based Recruits Training School to donate blood during their training. She reiterated that the act of blood donation was crucial in saving lives and that the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service considered KDF as a crucial partner.

The National Blood Transfusion Centre based at the Ministry of Health Headquarters, has had successful blood donation sessions in Recruits Training School – Eldoret, Moi Air Base, Embakasi Garisson, Kahawa Garisson, Kenya Military Academy, 10 Battalion and Laikipia Air Base.

Speaking during the occasion the ACDF thanked representatives from the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service for the gesture and token of appreciation.

The ACDF who spoke on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Forces said, KDF appreciated the partnership and cooperation it enjoyed with not only the Ministry of Health but also other Government Agencies such as the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources among others.

He said soldiers viewed donation of blood as a duty and commitment to service to the Nation. He hailed the cordial relations and cooperation existing between the Defence Forces Memorial Hospital and the Ministry of Health saying the management was exploring the possibility of establishing a Satellite Blood Transfusion Centre at the military facility.

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Samuel Nandwa presents a Plaque to Director of the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service Dr. Margaret Odour at Defence Headquarters on Wednesday 13 August 2017.Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Samuel Nandwa presents a Plaque to Director of the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service Dr. Margaret Odour at Defence Headquarters on Wednesday 13 August 2017.
[Seated left] Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Samuel Nandwa (centre) and other Senior Military Officials with a team of the Kenya National Blood Service [seated right] at Defence Headquarters on Wednesday 13 August 2017.[Seated left] Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces Personnel and Logistics Major General Samuel Nandwa (centre) and other Senior Military Officials with a team of the Kenya National Blood Service [seated right] at Defence Headquarters on Wednesday 13 August 2017.

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