Welcome to Global Blood Fund

How much do you know?

Do you fully understand the challenges faced by blood services in low-income countries?  Take our quiz to find out – the answers may surprise you!

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The Wonder of Blood

Read and be inspired by stories from around the world about the power of blood to save and transform lives. Visit the Your Blood Story Website.

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Help Needed

You can ensure patients in Africa, Latin America, Asia etc. enjoy access to safe blood when in need of a life-saving transfusion. Help on a global scale.

Equipment Exchange

Access GBF’s cloud-based EqXchange portal, where no longer needed blood banking equipment can be donated and requested. Share resources.

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In rich countries, when patients need blood they simply expect it to be there and be safe. In economically ­challenged countries, blood banks are often empty and what blood there is may put transfused patients at risk of contracting HIV or numerous other infections.

In response, GBF . . .

  • Donates expertise, money and equipment
  • Promotes voluntary, non-­remunerated blood donation
  • Encourages the blood­banking community to share resources
  • Offers a mechanism to engage millions of regular blood donors in international aid efforts
  • Helps increase awareness of global inequalities in access to safe blood

Due to overwhelming demand this grant cycle is now closed.

Idea 8 Master On White

Africa's collects most of its blood from high-school students. But retaining these young donors when they graduate is a serious problem.

Pledge 25 Club keeps donors engaged after they leave school. Working with the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion, GBF is providing tools and resources to help expand this initiative across Africa.

Read the how-to book "Unlocking the Potential for Blood Adequacy in Africa"

Or visit the Pledge 25 Club website. Here you can see which countries in Africa have an active program and access other digital tools.