Residents donate blood to save bomb victims
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.