Click on the following links to download our latest Press Release

January 2016: Blood Supply Update

4 July 2016: Measels Immunisation

8 August 2016: Blood Stock Critically Low!

23 August 2016: Request For Donations

November 2016: The Gift Only You Can Give

May 2017: LOW Blood Stock

Youth Newsletter

Click on the following links to download the latest youth newsletter.

NamBTS Youth News Letter Edition 1 2016

NamBTS Youth News Letter Edition 2 2016

NamBTS Youth News Letter Edition 3 2017

Donor Newsletter

 Click on the following links to download our quarterly Donor Newsletter:  

'The Blood Stream'

Edition 02: November 2014

Edition 03: February 2015

Edition 04: August 2015

Edition 05: December 2015

Edition 06: April 2017


Throughout the year, we have various campaigns, which offers opportunities for collaboration.

Please join us to create awareness and educate our nation about the importance of blood donation. Donate blood. Donate life.

When you donate blood, you’re always someone’s type. Somewhere in Namibia, a patient is in need of your help to survive, heal and feel better.

Donate blood and show a complete stranger how much you care. Because blood = life.


April 2015: Easter Campaign 

Road accidents plague our country during long Easter weekends. Drive safely and ensure a sustainable blood supply for those who didn’t.

Easter Campaign 2015 Option 2

Easter Campaign 2015 FaceBook

Easter Campaign 2015 Emailer


June 2015: World Blood Donor Day

14 June is World Blood Donor Day. Join blood donors from all over the world to save lives and make a difference.

World Blood Donor Day Promo

World Blood Donor Day Poster


Winter Campaign 2015:

Winter 2015 TentCards

Winter 2015 Emailer

Winter 2015 Flyer


Spring Campaign 2015:

Spring 2015 Emailer

Spring 2015 Poster


Donate B4 U Go 2015:

Donate B4 U Go Poster

Donate B4 U Go Emailer

Donte B4 U Go Flyer


June 2016: World Blood Donor Day

14 June is World Blood Donor Day. Join blood donors from all over the world to save lives and make a difference.

World Blood Donor Day Promo1

World Blood Donor Day Promo2

World Blood Donor Day Promo3

World Blood Donor Day Promo4


Spring Campaign 2016:

Spring 2016 Emailer

Spring 2016 Sticker

Spring 2016 Facebook




From time to time the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service compiles information relevant to various campaigns they have running, as well as simply providing extra information for donors.

Here is were you the donor can view and download this useful information.


Anaemia Information, Prevention and Food Posters

All You Need To About Anemia As A Blood Donor

Eat Fish

Eat Red Meat

The Top 10 Iron Rich Fruits

Iron Rich Foods


About us

The Southwest Africa Blood Transfusion Service was established in 1963. At that time, testing facilities were not available in Namibia. The institution only collected blood, while testing of blood units was done by the South African Institute for Medical Research until 1986. In cases of blood shortages, additional blood stock was obtained from South Africa.

On 1 January 1987, a fully operational blood transfusion service was established, and after Namibia’s independence, the service was renamed The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS). The premises from which we initially operated were behind the Windhoek Central Hospital in Florence Nightingale Street, at the Blood Bank.

NAMBTS now has 3 fixed site donation clinics: The NAMBTS Centre at No. 35 Tal Street, Windhoek; United House Clinic in Independence Avenue, Windhoek; and NAMBTS Swakopmund Clinic situated at 4 Ferdinand Stich Street.

Besides these fixed site clinics, we also operate “mobile clinics” whereby we collect blood at various locations throughout Namibia. We also visit various corporate organizations with these “mobile clinics” where we make it much more convenient for our working community to be able to donate blood.