Kenya: PITS

Evaluating the gaps in the availability of safe blood for patients with severe anemia and hemorrhagic conditions in Kenya: A mixed methods study in three distinct county settings (Bloodsafe-Kenya)

The study will examine elements of the blood supply chain (availability, processing and delivery) within the current blood transfusion system in Kenya for different types of clinical need for blood (non-urgent, urgent and emergent), and across widely varying socioeconomic contexts in the country. The data will be used to develop detailed process maps of the system, and models that will allow perturbations to the system for examining the impact of possible interventions.
Principal Investigators: Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana & Dr. Pratap Kumar