World Blood Donor Day: FRSC Advises Nigerians on Blood Donation

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Boboye Oyeyemi
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi

By Dele Ogbodo

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, and the National Coordinator of the National Blood Transfusion Service, Dr. Oluwatomi Smith, on Saturday called on Nigerians to voluntarily and freely donate their blood to save lives.

The duo made the appeal at FRSC’s monthly jogging exercise in collaboration with on-going National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) campaign for free blood donation to mark the 2016 World Blood Donor Day, in Abuja.

The FRSC boss stated that donated blood could be used on any patient that is in critical need of it, including victims of road traffic crashes. He particularly urged staff of the FRSC to come out and identify with the good cause by donating their blood to save lives.

He said: “What the National Blood Transfusion Service is doing complements what the FRSC does on the road by saving lives of the road users. We must, therefore, support them by encouraging blood donation not only by our own staff, but other stakeholders and members of the public.”

The Corps Marshal further stressed that in demonstrating FRSC’s commitment to the success of the partnership initiative, the June edition of the walking/jogging exercise was dedicated to the 2016 World Blood Donor Day organised worldwide by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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