World Blood Donor Day
95% of donor blood units used in Nigeria ‘unsafe,’ experts warn
Ahead of the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) today, June 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have warned that 95 per cent of donor blood...
World Blood Donor Day: Myths and facts about blood donation
World Blood donor day is celebrated every 14th of June annually in many countries across the World. The celebration day coincides with the birthday Anniversary of Austrian Scientist Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the ABO blood group system. According to the World Health Organization, the day raises awareness of the need for regular blood donations to…
World Blood Donor Day 2018: Five health benefits of donating blood
The phrase 'every drop counts' applies not just to water, but to another aspect of human life as well - blood donation. World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is aimed at raising awareness of the need for regular blood…
LifeBank unveils new products to enhance blood donation service
LifeBank, a healthcare technology and logistics company founded in 2016 to solve the problems of blood shortage in Nigeria, has introduced fresh innovations to enhance its blood donation service delivery. The startup unveiled SmartBag and LabX on Wednesday, June 13 to coincide with the World Blood Donor Day, pursuant to its mission to reduce Nigeria’s…
Natural ways to boost blood levels, beat sickle cell anaemia
As part of activities to celebrate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) today, June 14, and ahead of World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD), June 19, scientists have identified and validated...
FG plans bill on establishment of national blood service commission
The Federal Ministry of Health is working on a draft bill for the establishment of a National Blood Service Commission for presentation to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) as an executive bill.
LUTH, Airtel fete volunteers on World Blood Donor Day
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Airtel Nigeria yesterday commemorated the World Blood Donor Day by feting blood donors who came forward voluntarily for the campaign to save the lives of thousands of patients.
Poor blood donor practices persist in Nigeria
Today is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Despite efforts over the years to raise awareness on safe blood and encourage voluntary donation, poor donor and transfusion practices persist in Nigeria.
Scarcity of safe, inexpensive blood fast-tracking deaths
As the world marks this year’s World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday June 14, the country would do so with the grim realisation that millions of patients in emergency care, particularly mothers and children, are ending their lives midstream due to delay in blood supply.