BSSP: Cameroon – Yaounde Central Hospital Blood Service

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

Yaoundé Central Hospital is the largest hospital in Cameroon and includes a 24hrs emergency care department. Each year the hospital conducts over 300 surgeries and assists with thousands of births. The Yaoundé Central Hospital Blood Service (YCHBS) collects over half of the national collection of blood donations annually. The Blood Service provides blood for transfusion at the Yaoundé Central Hospital as well as several other health facilities in and around Yaoundé. At present the YCHBS with working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Health and other partners to source funding for necessary infrastructure, hardware and consumables required to implement and run BSIS at the service.