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AbdulGafar Nabilah Motolani

The Alimosho General Hospital in collaboration with The Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service encourages students to donate a minimum blood pants to save lives. The General Hospital and Blood Transfusion Service officials set out for Lagos State University Ojo campus students for the transfusion exercise.

According to an IT student identified as Precious in the hospital said: “the hospital records at least the death of a patient everyday as a result of shortage of blood.”

“The donors would not be paid but little incentive such as blood tonic, malt, milk, bag and donor card would be given for appreciation.”

She continued, “the most pertinent amongst reward is the donor card. The donor card is a small paper for identity that grants the donor the opportunity to receive blood in any Lagos State Hospital when the need arises either for the donor or any other family member.”

A donor simply identified as Kafayat Ibrahim in a statement with our reporter explained that she got interested in the exercise because certain tests were carried out on all volunteers and the transfused blood.

Kafayat said that in the course of her interview with one of the medical practitional, a test of Blood level, was carried out at the venue while the tests of HIV, Hepatitis and Genotype will be carried out later in the laboratory; as enlightened by the practitioner. She commended the efforts of the officials because they enlightened volunteers who are not fit to donate and as a result, they get to know aspects in which they need to work on for a healthy living.

Kafayat urged all students to participate in the exercise as it had begun on Monday, 17th September 2018 at the Faculty of Arts then continued at the Faculty of Science then proceeded to the Faculty of Education on Wednesday and finally at the Faculty of Management Sciences on Thursday, 20th September 2018.”

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