The Lions Club has urged Nigerians within the age of 18 years and above to cultivate habit of donating blood to the needy because of many health benefits attached to it.
The club stated that donating blood does not just benefit recipients only, but there are emotional and physical health benefits for donors as well despite helping others
President of Eko Centennial Lions Club, Shogo Oloshunde, revealed this while, briefing journalists over the weekend on the activities lined up for charter presentation/investiture. of him as charter president and the installation of other club officers for 2018/-2019 Lions year.
According to him, the event will hold on November 10, 2018, at Oriwu Club, Ikorodu Lagos by 2.00pm and among the activities lined up for the program are voluntary blood donation which is organised in conjunction with Lagos State Blood Transfusion Services ( LSBTS ) at the venue.
A Consultant Hematologist and Executive Secretary of LSBTS, Dr. Module Olaiya, who was guest speaker at the occasion, is scheduled to speak on: ‘Benefits of taking good care of our health’.
Besides, there will also be raffle draw and funds raising for the club’s projects.
Laying emphasises on the importance of blood donation, Lion Oloshunde said, “Blood donation is definitely a noble act. Many clinics and hospitals constantly require blood for several purposes.
“This makes the idea of blood donation a noble gesture as it provides life-saving help to people and patients.
“On an average, human body contains approximately 4 to 5 liters blood that can be donated after every third month for men and every 4 months for women.
“Many people believe that blood donation is harmful for their body, however, this is untrue.
“Blood donation benefits are numerous which includes the following; life-saver – many people require urgent blood and by donating our blood we easily give them life.
“This is one of the biggest satisfactions one can experience. It makes us proud.”