Res­i­dents do­nate blood to save bomb vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ruby Leo & Judd Leonard Okafor

More than 250 Nige­ri­ans vol­un­tar­ily have gone to do­nate blood at var­i­ous hos­pi­tals and at the Na­tional Blood Trans­fu­sion Cen­tre in Abuja, min­is­ter of health Prof. Chris­tian Onye­buchi Chukwu said yes­ter­day.

The min­is­ter who vis­ited the Blood Trans­fu­sion Cen­tre yes­ter­day said that the re­sponse of Nige­ri­ans in as­sist­ing the bomb vic­tims with blood do­na­tion was im­pres­sive.

Ac­cord­ing to him, non-Nige­ri­ans and for­eign­ers like the Bri­tish High Com­mis­sion had gone to the cen­ter with 20 of its staff to do­nate blood.

At the dawn of the blast Mon­day morn­ing a Save our Soul mes­sages went on­line and on mo­bile phones call­ing on mem­bers of the pub­lic to do­nate blood.

Tour­ing the hos­pi­tals that were treat­ing the bomb vic­tims, Chukwu noted that no hospi­tal lacked blood for the vic­tims due to the quick re­sponse of Nige­ri­ans and for­eign­ers.

When the min­is­ter and his en­tourage ar­rived at the cen­tre a lot of people were al­ready seated and await­ing their turn to do­nate blood.

FCT Min­is­ter Se­na­tor Bala Mo­hammed com­mis­er­at­ing with the youngest vic­tim of the Nyanya bus ter­mi­nus blast at Asokoro Gen­eral Hospi­tal yes­ter­day. The baby has been re­united with her mother, Glo­ria Adams, whose pic­ture is in­serted.

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