Transfusion Service worried over drop in number of blood donors in Ogun

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The National Blood Transfusion Service, has expressed concern over the reluctance of people to voluntarily donate blood into the blood bank in Ogun state.

Most of the donors, according to the blood transfusion service do it for money.

The state coordinator of the service, Doctor Olusola Adeniji, made this known in Abeokuta while addressing the newsmen on the sideline of the events marking the 2017 World Blood Donor day , says the most of the few voluntary donors are demanding money.

According to the coordinator, there is urgent need to reverse the situation in order to attain the hundred per cent voluntary blood donation in the state.

The breakdown of blood donations in Ogun state according to Adeniji, showed that voluntary non-renumerated blood donation stands at 10 per cent, family replacement donations represents 30 per cent while commercial donations account for 60 per cent.

Permanent secretary in the state’s hospital management board, Doctor Ayinde Adesanya, advocated the establishment of an efficient trauma care centres across the state.

He also called for relationship between relevant agencies such as Nigerian Red Cross, National Emergencies Management Agency, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to cope with emergency situation in the state.

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