The National Blood Transfusion Centre (CNTS) celebrated World Blood Donor Day over several weeks. On 3 June, a special blood collection took place. On 10 June, CNTS held an open day, and there was a race in the town with the title “Gift of blood, gift of love”. On Tuseday 13 June a press conference headed by the Minister of Health took place. The official celebration to honour blood donors was on World Blood Donor Day itself. Regular donors and Togo Club 25 members went in procession to the event, and heard speeches by a number of dignitaries, including the Director of CNTS, the President of the National Federation of Voluntary Blood Donors of Togo, the WHO representative, and the Minister of Health.
Dominique Haudrechy
Pharmacien Biologiste
Assistant technique coopération française