Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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World Leukaemia day: Volunteers call for more blood donors to shore up banks

Some of the volunteers who reported the various benefits and benefits of donating blood in interviews with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) claimed that the exercise had no adverse side effects but was a great service.

NAN reports that the free blood donation exercise in the mechanics and spare parts village of Agindingbi, Ikeja, should celebrate World Leukemia Day 2021 with the theme “Everyone, everyone ten”.

Every September. 4, declared World Leukemia Day every year, and the 2020 report said leukemia, a type of blood cancer, caused over 300,000 deaths worldwide.

The report also said that over 437,000 people around the world get leukemia every year diagnosed, that’s more than 1,000 people a day.

The host of the blood donation exercise and chairman of mechanics and parts dealers, First Gate, Agidingbi, Andy Umeh said craftsmen had strongly supported the exercise over the past few years .

“We have come a long way to support blood donation in this workplace with the Timilehin Foundation, I and some of our members come regularly to donate blood.

” We are each other Aware of the situation in the country where the government obviously cannot do everything for us, we also have to do our own part to take care of our brothers.

“This exercise is part of our widow mite , the blood that God gives us volunteered to donate to others, we were also encouraging other members to do the same.

“I believe we should be part of the solutions to our societal challenges. We have people in need of this blood and we should strive to give them a chance to survive, he said.

One of the donors, Blessing John 25, described the exercise as a life-fulfilling exercise that she is in been doing lately.

“This is an exercise I haven’t been involved in to this day, but I’ve found it fulfilling my life because I’m satisfied that I am able to support those who need blood.

“My first motive to come is to save a life, like I was told. I was surprised that I didn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the exercise, so I enjoy it more.

“I call on young people like me to accept blood donations to save other lives who need it because it will go a long way in saving lives.

“I have seen many people who are seriously ill and in need of blood, this exercise is important to save such people,” she said.

For Taiwo Yusuf, a cake designer, donating blood had become a way of life that she not only enjoys but often does because of its immense benefits.

“I’m a regular blood donor, I have this done about eight times now. Don’t worry about donating blood, for me it’s all about saving lives.

“I have a nephew who is a sickle cell patient and I know the importance of blood transfusions and the process of Blood collection.

“To donate blood, the donor just needs to have eaten and be healthy enough to do the exercise; there is nothing wrong with that. We need more people to embrace this blood donation exercise, she said.

Yusuf’s twin sister Kehinde told NAN that donating blood has no negative consequences, adding that the misconception that the blood is being resold be unfounded.

“Sometimes people have the wrong idea that the blood they donate was sold to the needy, but it is not.

” These people come to To ask for money before they can donate is wrong, because the blood is actually free for the patients, as far as I know, there are only administration fees.

“The blood has to be collected before the eventual transfusion For those who need them, we really need to involve more people in this exercise, she said.

Sikiru Sulaiman, a mechanic, told NAN that being a first donor was a bit scary for him, but having the assurance that the counselor will not have any ill effects he was satisfied with the blood donation.

“When I was called to donate blood, I was scared because I thought it would be a painful process, but I was advised about it and I did it without any complaints went through.

“I should be doing more of this because even though it’s free, we’re getting refreshments and I’ve been given a blood tonic so I haven’t lost anything,” he said.