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Digital blood services firm Damu-Sasa now working with Amref to make blood more available

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Presidential Digi-talent program graduate, Damu-Sasa, has announced a partnership with Amref Africa and Advanced IT Solutions to make blood more available to hospitals. Blood supply programs will benefit from the company’s Blood Services Information Management System.

The firm says the system was created to modernize the blood service chain through a series of features such as maintaining an accurate donor data-bank that allows prompt donation appeals during emergencies, ensuring real-time observation of blood level fluctuations and improving real-time reporting. The company also aims to enhance the sharing of information which will subsequently bolster collaboration between businesses in the blood services space.

Amref’s Programme Director for Health Systems Strengthening, Dr Elizabeth Wala, says the partnership will ensure patients in need will have access to blood. She adds, “Sourcing, distribution, and management of blood services present various challenges in the country such as unforeseen blood shortfalls; ad-hoc blood appeals during emergencies; limited real-time reporting; limited real-time blood traceability and hampered collaboration between transfusing facilities. This partnership will make use of a home-grown and innovative solution that will ensure that patients have a chance of accessing blood in times of need.”

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This partnership is a step towards the achievement of the universal health coverage agenda.

The Presidential Digital Talent Program (PDTP) first launched in 2015 to promote IT skills and innovation among the youth.

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