VNRDB Programs

Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donation

Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donation (VNRBD) is the
cornerstone of a safe and sufficient blood supply. GBF works with
blood collectors in low and middle-income countries to establish and
enhance the recruitment, retention and management of volunteer donors.

Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donation

Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donation

Paying donors - or obliging them to donate as a family-member or friends of a patient in need of transfusion - is inherently unsafe: it creates an incentive to withhold information on medical conditions or risky behaviors.

A system of voluntary donation driven by benevolence is infinitely preferable, but creating a community appreciation of the need for blood and donation is challenging; as is recruiting, motivating and retaining donors and managing them effectively.

To help in the transition from paid/replacement donation to sustainable 100% VNRBD, Global Blood Fund:

  • Directly delivers training in donor recruitment, retention and management; for example in Namibia and Uganda
  • Funds training delivered by others; for example in Georgia (Eastern Caucasus) and Mexico
  • Facilitates exposing practitioners to industry best practice, for example sponsoring donor recruiters to attend familiarization workshops in South Africa
  • Helps spread best practice across continents by supporting experts to present their work at international forums, for example in Mexico, Uganda and Zimbabwe
  • Generates and disseminates narratives that help communicate the need for blood
  • Helps blood agencies access tools that assist in donor recruitment and management.