The UK Diaspora gift of a mobile blood collection unit to the Blood Bank in Jamaica has become a catalyst for health policy integration, investment and cross –sectoral co-operation.
The ONE LOVE, ONE BLOOD, SAVES LIVES blood donor campaign in Jamaica has been translated to the UK through RAFFA’s innovative partnership with NHS Blood & Transplant who aim to recruit 7,000 Jamaicans and Caribbean people to their donor register over the next 5 years. This is the first ever campaign that involves UK Diaspora and Jamaica-based private, professional and civic organisations.
Rudi Page, CEO, RAFFA Blood for Life Programme 2015-2017, said “ We are extremely pleased that the Prime Minister of Jamaica has focussed on under-served communities, as we are determined with our stakeholders to make a significant impact on Public Health and Maternal Health, Care & Education through the mobile blood collection units serving every neighbourhood across Jamaica.
Dr Fenton Ferguson said “The prime minister is deeply concerned about the under served areas and rural Jamaica, and so she has put in place a Rural Development Unit. We have a national blood transfusion service mobile unit to go across the island to collect blood”.
ONE LOVE ONE BLOOD SAVES LIVES UK campaign begins at a meeting hosted by Bev Bogle, President, KIWANIS Club of Brixton supported by London Clubs at , Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Rd, SW9 7PH, Wednesday 11th February 2015,8pm All Welcome.
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