NIGERIA

Lagos State Blood Transfusion Committee (Ministry of Health) celebrated World Blood Donor Day over two days. On Tuesday 13 June, there was an early morning start to the celebrations with a Health Walk. That was followed by a Symposium involving mainly young people. The topic was “Blood Donation: A challenge to Nigerian youth”. There was a film show and drama, and a blood drive.
On 14 June, at an event where all participants wore special T-shirts and facecaps, the keynote address entitled “Blood, Blood, Everywhere: Not enough to Give”, was followed by a presentation of awards to regular voluntary blood donors. The entertainment was a drama and raffle draw, followed by a blood drive.
Contact:
Dr Modupe Olaiya
Executive Secretary
Lagos State Blood Transfusion Committee

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