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Celebrating MamaYe Super Activists and blood donors in Nigeria

Many women require blood replacement while in labour, because excessive loss of blood (postpartum haemorrhage) has been identified to be one of the biggest causes of death for women in labour.

Margaret, the Motorbike Midwife with a heart!

The cloud seemed to have won a duel against the sun on this dull Tuesday morning. The rain was threatening to unleash a storm but the team was determined to get some work done at the Nsuta Polyclinic.

A story of blood and dedication

Read about MamaYe's research in support of voluntary blood donation, and why this might also be valuable support the Ebola response.

Kigoma - Raising the bar to save our mothers' lives

Kigoma has delivered a resounding message during this year’s World Blood Donor Day celebrations: we can achieve our vision of a time when our mothers and babies do not needlessly die at that blessed moment of giving life, and that it is our collective responsibility to champion their survival.

Blood shortage: Don't fear to donate blood

Blood shortage worries government. Just under one third of blood needed in Malawi is being collected. There is a greater need to sensitize communities on the importance of blood donation. Adult males can donate blood every 3 months and woman every 4 months.

Meet Steven Gibrilla - MamaYe lead activist and hero

There are many heroes in Koinadugu district who help save the lives of mothers and babies. Meet Steven - he works relentlessly for them.

Good luck: the story of Mwai

The MamaYe campaign was in Mchinji district where it facilitated community blood mobilization. 71 units were collected and we smile because those are lives saved.

Donors give blood to save lives at ‘Accra Goes Red’

Friday, December 6 known as Farmers’ Day was a holiday set aside to celebrate the hardworking farmers in Ghana. Ordinarily, many people will throng beaches and recreational centres to have fun to while away the time.

Accra Goes Red in pictures

The National Blood Transfusion Service and MamaYe Ghana had a very successful blood donation exercise at the premises of its new National Headquarters at Korle-bu near the Idadfa Park on Friday, December 6, 2013 (Farmers' Day).

Giving blood to save a mama

More than a thousand young Tanzanians had gathered to donate blood to save mothers and newborns. Altogether a remarkable event. A demonstration of selfless dedication and commitment by young people willing to give their blood to save Tanzania’s mothers and babies.