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Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Inaugural International Forum: Club 25 and Health Promotion held in conjunction with African Society for Blood Transfusion: 5th Conference

Meeting the Needs for Safe Blood in Africa

Laico Regency Hotel and Conference Centre Nairobi, Kenya 24 to 27 June, 2009

Club 25 is an exciting initiative which is growing into a global movement of young people committed to saving lives through voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation; maintaining and promoting the importance of healthy lifestyles through peer promotion and education; and enhancing social capital through active community engagement and health promotion.

In collaboration with the AfSBT meeting in Nairobi, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will host an International Forum: Club 25 and Health Promotion. The International Federation is organizing this important workshop which will be conducted in English with French and Portuguese translations provided. Delegates who register for the AfSBT Meeting may also attend the Club 25 and Health Promotion sessions.

Many countries have established youth donor clubs or Club 25 and many are looking to establish Club 25 as part of their voluntary blood donor programmes. This is an opportunity for you to share your experiences and challenges in setting up and managing ongoing operations of your Club 25.

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations in any of three key topics as follows:

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Using creative techniques in the education and motivation of young voluntary blood

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donors Community engagement and health promotion

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International networking

Abstract guidelines:

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Maximum of 350 words – Word format, English Submissions must include these headings: Topic, title, purpose, methods, results, conclusions/recommendations Email: khamati.sylvia@kenyaredcross.org

the Drop - ADRP’s Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2009 / Page 7

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