Why give blood?

Why give blood?

Every twenty-four hours, doctors in Nigeria need to find 4,863 units of blood for transfusions. The doctors are fighting to save the lives of sick children, sickle cell anaemia patients, women suffering pre and postnatal severe blood loss, trauma victims, cancer patients, and people with bleeding disorders.
It is a monumental task requiring infection-free blood, utmost attention to clinical safety procedures, and above all, a huge amount of luck. There is no guarantee of success because there is a severe shortage of safe blood supplies throughout the country.