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By hussenah • 8 days ago • 263 views • 62 comments

The Nigerian Red Cross has appealed for blood donations for victims of the collapsed building on Lagos Island .

Mr Olakunle Lasisi , Secretary of NRC , Lagos made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos .

Speaking on the hashtags # DonateForItafaji and # savetheitafajichildren trending on social media , to solicit for blood donations from the public , he said the Red Cross would partake in the exercise .

Lasisi added that he spoke with the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service on Wednesday , and confirmed that the information was true.

“ They said , yes , they are aware of it.

“ It was launched by the MD of the General Hospital , so they can have enough blood in the bank to assist the casualties of the collapsed building .

“ When an incident like this happens , blood donations is always required to meet the demand of those in need of blood transfusion .

“ It is a good opportunity for the blood bank to replenish because there are people who want to assist .

“ Some of our members who are due for blood donation will be available, ” he told NAN .


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