BSSP: National Blood Service Ghana

Location: Accra, Ghana

The National Blood Service Ghana (NBSG), is an institution under the Ministry of Health dedicated to saving lives through the provision of safe blood from cherished voluntary blood donors who have dedicated their lives to donate blood to be used by others. The Southern Area Blood Centre (SABC) provides blood products to health facilities in the southern part of Ghana.

On the 26th of May 2017 the National Blood Service Ghana (NBSG), supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, under PEPFAR, and Jembi Health Systems, NBSG officially launched BSIS at the SABC in Ghana. This makes Ghana the 2nd country in Africa where BSIS is being used in the day-to-day operations of the blood centre. The launch was attended by the Deputy Minister of Health, Ms Tina Mensah, and the US Ambassador, Mr Robert P. Jackson, as well as a number of local organisations and donor organisations.

Jembi is currently working with the NBSG to explore on how and when to roll-out BSIS into other regional blood services in Ghana. The Jembi team will continue provide technical support to the SABC team as part of our Blood Safety Strengthening Programme.