** News : The window for applications has been extended to 17th November 2017 **

Improve Your Donor Recruitment,
Engagement and Management Skills…

AfSBT and the charity Global Blood Fund have partnered to offer African blood banking professionals the second International Donor Recruitment, Engagement and Management programme. The aim is to develop and share best practice in this critical area and IDREaM is envisaged to become an annual fixture in the African blood banking calendar.

The 2018 event will be held in Kigali, Rwanda 19-23 February 2018. Participants in the programme will enjoy a week of lectures, discussions and workshops with leading recruiters, planners and public relations practitioners, as well as site visits to donor centres and mobile blood drives. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees, their donor-recruiter peers from across the continent.

The programme content will be most beneficial to those with hands-on responsibility for donor-related activities, who will be able to directly apply new learning as well as develop and share innovative new approaches with colleagues. All costs associated with attendance (visa, flights and transfers, accommodation and subsistence) will be covered by the Global Blood Fund for attendees, with no cost to the individual or their employing blood service. As full costs will be reimbursed, no per diems will be payable.

Those interested in attending are invited to complete an online application form. The window for applications closes 30 October 2017. Previous applicants may reapply if details have changed, but applications from 2016 are on file. Please email info@globalbloodfund.org if you wish to be considered for the 2018 event.

…and Help Your Blood Service Provide
More Safe Blood for Patients

How to enter:

  1. Register by clicking the register button below or the register button in the top menu bar.
  2. Login using the details you create during registration.
  3. Submit your application and any supporting materials by 30 October 2017  extended to 17th November 2017

Once registered, you can return and edit your application any time up until the closing date using the login button below or the login button in the top menu bar.



Key Entry Rules

  1. You must be employed by a recognised blood collection organisation in Africa or be involved in some other capacity in the recruitment or management of blood donors
  2. You should have Individual or (through your employer) Associate membership of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion at the time you undertake the IDREaM training.
  3. You should be free and able to travel on the relevant dates and be eligible for any necessary visas etc.
  4. In accepting a training place you undertake to attend all workshop sessions, to participate fully and to share acquired knowledge with others upon your return to work

Application Criteria