Blood Donor Day: NBSC Charges Nigerians To Donate Blood

The National Blood Service Commission {NBSC}, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to donate blood to save lives

The acting Zonal Director of NBSC, South West Zonal Centre, Dr. Oladapo Aworanti, made call during the 2023 World Blood Donor Day at the South West Zonal Centre of the National Blood Service Commission in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Aworanti said the commission was determined to rewrite the history of transfusion in Nigeria and make NBSC the best transfusion service in the continent.

He urged Nigerians to join the pool of blood donors.

‘’The foundation for safe blood and blood products rests on effective and efficient donor selection’’, he said.

Other stakeholders at the event are the representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Rotary Club, religion organizations among others.

Rotarian Kemi Akinpelu, representing Rotary Club, said “today marks the world donor day and this is currently going on throughout the country, the essence of this event tells us that as we all go to bank for monetary transaction, just exactly is the need for anyone who needs medical attention need to go to hospital and who is in need of blood need to go to somewhere to get the blood, so here in the national blood transfusion service commission we have the federal blood bank, so we need to sensitized people on the need for them to donate blood, because as at today blood cannot be chemically generated, somebody has to give, the blood is in our veins and for another person who’s in dire need of it, someone has to come here and donate for such person and such person have to come here for the process.”

“The main thing is that we don’t have to limit it to evey June 14 before we can start to donate blood, as every female can donate blood at the interval of every four months making three times in a year, while the every make can donate every three months in a year.”Rotarian Kemi said.

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