As part of our efforts at the Federal Medical Center, Abuja to ensure that we always have blood in our blood bank, the Haematology Department of the Hospital headed by Dr Adebayo Olufemi Adekola, led the team on the Blood Donation drive today at the Jabi Lake Park. The event started with the team sensitizing the people around on the benefits of donating blood, debunking the myth of donation and encouraging them to donate.
The Head of Clinical Services- Dr Joseph Ezechila was present at the Jabi Lake park, to represent our Esteemed Chief Medical Director- Prof Sa’ad A. Ahmed, who is a champion of the noble project and ever supportive to innovation, growth and Humanitarian activities.
The donation exercise started with free screening for as many as were interested and some of the people proceeded further to donate blood.
Notable was the cooperation from the Elite Flag football team, founded in 2019, Part of the Abuja flag football league. A non contact version of American football, 3time champions and current defending champions. who got over 80% of their members to donate blood today and they were very excited donating.
This was a successful outing, as we begin preparation in earnest for the World Blood Donor Day, June 14th, 2023.