One Pint can save a Life

By Emerald Awa- Agwu

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated across the world every year on  June 14. The day is to celebrate and thank volunteers who donate their blood to help save lives. The day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of regular blood donations.  The provision of safe, readily available blood and blood products in sufficient quantities is a vital function of effective health systems.

Earlier this week, eHealth Africa partnered with the Kano state chapter of the International Red Cross in Nigeria to host a blood drive for its staff..

Do you want to know how it went? Click through the slideshow below to see first- time blood donation through the eyes of Olumide, a senior associate in our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department.