Overall Objective

The overall objective of the National Blood Transfusion Service is to ensure mobilization of an adequate number of safe voluntary non- remunerated blood donors.

Specific Objectives

  • To recruit enough donors for a collection of 10,000- 12,000 units of whole blood by 2012, and to increase to 14,000 units annually by end of 2016.
  • To maintain a register of safe donors containing more than 6,000 regular donors by end of 2012 and 8,000 regular donors by end of 2012.
  • To maintain a daily buffer stock of no less than 120 units of screened blood components after distribution to all hospitals.
  • To ensure full computerization of all donors records by end of 2012.
  • To offer excellent customer service to all.

Featured Projects

Chronic Disease Control



To address the top four causes of premature death in Guyana: cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, ensuring a multi-sectoral, integrated approach is maintained. Learn More

Mental Health Unit


Mission Statement

To promote, coordinate and implement technical activities and actions directed towards strengthening the national capacity to develop policies, plans, programs and services, thus contributing to the promotion of mental health, the reduction of the burden of the psychiatric diseases, prevention of disabilities, and the development of rehabilitation. Learn More 

Maternal and Child Health Unit


Mission Statement

To ensure that women, children and family members obtain maximum health care that is necessary for their growth and development. Learn More


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