Why You Should Donate Blood Today

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Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.

World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.

The day is marked to celebrate the voluntary, life-saving act of donating blood, an act that is unpaid, yet saves millions of lives across the world over, every year.

The day is also to raise awareness on the important of blood donation, and to ensure that everyone in need finds access to affordable, quality-assured and safe blood and blood products.

There will be several points to donate blood across the country on the day, and even before and after, so we’ve decided to collate the few we come across.

If you’re aware of any other, please do not hesitate to share in the comment section.

Here they are:

Ekiti

Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion Services, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti
Theme: World Blood Donor Day: Safe Blood for All.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019.
Time: 9 AM.
Venue: Blood Bank, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Ekiti.

Bayelsa

Health Leads Initiative
Theme: World Blood Donor Day: Safe Blood for All.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019.
Time: 10 AM.
Venue: Bayelsa Diagnostic Center, IMGBI Road, Yenagoa.

Lagos

Lifebank
Theme: World Blood Donor Day: Blood Drive.
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Time: 10 AM.
Venue: Lagos State Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.

Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service
Theme: World Blood Donor Day.
Date
: Every day.
Venue
: Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos Island.

Kwara

H.E.L.P Foundation & ILUMSA
Theme: Donate Blood to Save Lives.
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019.
Time: 2 PM.
Venue: University of Ilorin Permanent Site.

Osun

Alpha Club, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Theme: Blood Donation Exercise.
Date: Tuesday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Time: 8 AM.
Venue: P.H.E, White House Basement, Biological Sciences Basement – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Enugu

National Blood Transfusion Centre, Enugu
Theme: World Blood Donor Day.
Date: Every day.
Venue: National Blood Transfusion Centre, Enugu.
Contact: 07062978430

Ogun

National Blood Transfusion Centre, Abeokuta
Theme: World Blood Donor Day
Date: Every day.
VenueIberekodo General Hospital, Iberekodo, Abeokuta.

Federal Capital Territory

National Blood Transfusion Service
Theme: World Blood Donor Day.
Date: Every day.
Venue: 29, Abidjan street, Wuse, Zone 3, Abuja.

Alliance Hospital Abuja
Theme: World Blood Donor Day.
Date
: Every day.
Venue: 5, Malaumsashi close, off Emeka Anyaoku Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja.

HIRD/PET CDS Group
Theme: Blood Drive – Give Blood, Give Life.
Date: Friday,  June 14, 2019.
Venue: University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.

Kaduna

NBTS Kaduna
Theme: World Blood Donor Day
Date: Every day.
Venue: NBTS Kaduna Opposite Ranchers Bees Stadium by Independence Way, Kaduna.

Rivers

NBTS Armed Forces Centre
Theme: World Blood Donor Day.
Date
: Every day.
Venue: Military Hospital, Aba-Road, Port-Harcourt.

Please go to a blood drive center close to you. Giving blood to save life is a truly noble act. Let’s get together to do this.

Credits: Bellanaija

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