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with mothers giving birth across the country most affected by Kenya's dangerously wide blood supply gap. Kenya's blood crisis has heightened perilously, evidenced by the downward trend of blood units donated between 2013-2019. COVID-19 has further exacerbated the situation, where measures put in place such as restricted movement and physical/social distancing, in response to the pandemic, has constrained the smooth running of blood services. Bringing together voluntary blood donors at Uhuru Park was a statement that despite unprecedented challenges, the road towards ending preventable maternal deaths is not lost. A total of 5,300 units of blood were collected across the country over the three days. In Nairobi, 200 units were collected, with 100 donated on Valentine’s day