The Blood Donors Association was created in 1998 and duly registered with the Registrar of Associations on 22nd March 1999. It was officially launched on 10th November 1999 with 15 members at that time, the association has expanded to  a fraternity of over thousands blood donors, organizers, motivators, associates, corporate health care partners and sponsors and members from all walks of life. Their shared mission: to bridge the woeful gap between the supply and demand of the life-saving fluid (blood) in Mauritius.

At BDA, we believe that the most effective way is to bring the bank to the donors, rather than wait for them to come forward on their own. The mobile blood collection
istherefore the focal point of our activities. Apart from organizing our own mobile blood collection, we extend our services to some organizers which includes:
 
• Sending speakers to seminars prior to mobile blood collection
• Advising on publicity and motivational programs
• Organizing mobile blood collection
• Delivering stickers and incentives to donors
• Honoring donors and blood donation organizers
• Providing any other support required
Our commitment is to improve transfusion service in the country by building a healthy donor base and collection infrastructure. In a larger context, we coordinate and associate with social workers in  all part of the country to further the cause of blood collection.
Our commitment is to improve transfusion service in the country by building a healthy donor base and collection infrastructure. In a larger context, we coordinate and associate with social workers in  all part of the country to further the cause of blood collection.

With many projects: short term and long term in mind, BDA is
workingcontinously with the Blood Transfusion Service to as to reach a 100% Voluntary Non-Remunerable blood donors which is now about 85 - 90% and this can only be achieved when all partners work together for a common goal in serving our fellow beings whose lives depend on us.

Donation of blood is measured in millimeter but its true value can never be measured in terms of volume. The man who offers to give blood gives a part of himself and shares his love and compassion for those who are in need of blood and blood components. For a
particularmoment one heart beats for two souls through this bond of donating blood.