Nigeria’s blood transfusion service has called for more blood donation from citizens to help people in critical situations, especially accident victims in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Addressing reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, Omo Izedonmwen, a senior coordinator with the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), said the west African country expects to record more accidents during the last quarter of the year.
“People do not want to donate blood, they say they are saving it for Christmas; the whole mentality is what we are hoping to change because it is in November through December that we record more accidents on the roads due to increased vehicular movement,” he added.
The coordinator emphasized the need for more voluntary blood donation to save lives during emergencies.
Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving. Enditem