Some residents of of Lagos state have begun to come out to donate blood for those who survived the Lagos school building collapse.
TheLagostimes gathered that the residents came out on Thursday and waited at the Lagos Island General Hospital to donate blood voluntarily.
According to the executive secretary of Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service, Modupe Olaiya, the donor turn out has been massive and quite impressive.
“As early as yesterday night, we had people coming in to donate blood after office hours and people are still trooping in by the hour. I am really impressed by the turn out of donors,” Ms Olaiya said.
A donor who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES said: “I came all the way from Fadeyi as early as I could this morning to donate blood. I am a member of life savers, so, when I got their message on the blood emergency last night, I left my house as early as possible today to come and donate.”
Another donor, who identified himself as Lolu Agoro, said he left his office at Ikoyi to donate blood for the survivors of the building collapse.
“I just finished donating blood,” Mr Agoro said.
“I saw the call on social media for people to come and donate blood here to save the lives of the victims of the disaster and I came down here with one of my colleagues from Ikoyi to donate and I hope more people will still come out to do the same.”
TheLagostimes recalls that the Red Cross, among other humanitarian groups launched a mass appeal for voluntary blood donation for survivors of the accident on social media.