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Who We Are

The Regional Society for Blood Transfusion Kenya (RSBTK) formerly known as "Africa Society For Blood Transfusion Kenya (AfSBTK)", is a National Indigenous Professional Organization dedicated to promoting safe and effective blood transfusion practices in Kenya and beyond, through advocacy, training, mentorship and facilitation of CMEs at the hospital level. The Organization is affiliated to International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT), University of Nairobi (UON), Infection Prevention Network (IPNET) and International Alliance for Patients Organizations (IAPO) as an Associate member.  RSBTK is also a member of the Ministry of Health ‘’National Advisory Committee on Blood Transfusion’’. The Society is registered by the Kenya Medical and Dentists Board to train and issue Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points to health workers.

The Society was registered in October 30th 2007 as a non- profit, professional Organization and has its National Secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya. We are governed by a constitution with membership consisting of individual, corporate and honorary members. The Organization business is managed by a Board of Management comprising of individuals with recognized long experience in management in public and private sector, as well as medical practitioners.

RSBTK has a network of experts working in public national, referral, teaching hospitals and colleges, as well as other provincial and private health institutions.

For effecient delivery of it's mandate, the Organisation has three working committees:

  • Technical Working Committee
  • Policy and logistics Working Committee
  • Research and Training Working Committee

HOW WE STARTED

The need for an indigenous, non- profit making and nongovernmental organization to provide technical expertise and support to the existing blood transfusion systems in Kenya was conceived as early as 1994. The attempt to register the organization as an NGO did not materialize at the time due to the existing red tapes within the Ministry of Health.

With the vision, persistence, innovation and focused commitment of a few founding Kenyan members, the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion Kenya (AFSBTK) was registered on  30th October, 2007.The main objective for the establishment of the organization was to address the perennial and critical shortages of blood and blood products at all hospitals in the country, advocacy for and promotion of safe blood transfusion practices as well as to improve knowledge and skill of health workers through training and mentorship. Currently, the Society is known as Regional Society for Blood Transfusion (RSBTK).

Since its registration, the Society’s capacity has grown in terms of membership and systems and has recorded significant accomplishments on the objectives for which it was established. RSBTK is a member of the National Advisory Committee on blood transfusion, appointed by the Ministry of Health.

 

 

 

Kindaruma Road (Off Ngong Road), P.O Box 2584 - 00202, Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 2437932, Cell: +254 716 110490, 738 143328, Fax: +254 20 263470. Email: info@rsbt-kenya.org