October 18, 2021

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587 youths donate blood to pregnant women in Bauchi State

FG engages youths on voluntary donation to improve blood services

FG engages youths on voluntary donation to improve blood services

By Amina Ahmed

No fewer than 587 youths have volunteered to donate blood to pregnant women in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Mr Ahmed Sani, representative of Mamaye Super Activists in the area, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Bauchi.

Sani said that the gesture began in 2020 and was being supported by a Non-Governmental Organisation called Evidence for Action (E4A) Mamaye project.

“The super activists are mainly into Maternal and Child Health activities and sensitisation of various youths’ groups on blood donation to indigent pregnant mothers.

“The 587 youths have volunteered and are ready to present themselves at any time across the council area,” he said.

Sani said that the activists had also advocated for logistics support from the National Union of Road transport Worker (NURTW), Katagum branch, to support the less privileged, especially during child delivery.

He called on the Bauchi State Government to ensure functional blood banks in all health facilities, as a step to save the lives  of mothers in the state. (NAN)

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