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Run in Someone’s Veins

What would our world be like if we all donated blood instead of shedding it? If we all decided to help our fellow human instead of hurting them? How will it be if we all did our best to save a life instead of devaluing or taking it?

We are inundated by the second with reports of mindless ways in which men, women and children like us are being killed, maimed or otherwise damaged for life. It thus gladdens the heart when we find concerted efforts to save lives. We realize that while some choose to destroy, others preserve life- the sanctity of which can not be fully expressed.

Blood is very essential in saving lives as science has still not found a complete substitute for it. It is used in the treatment of many who are sick, involved in car crashes, wars and other conditions that lead to life-threatening blood loss. A single pint of blood (half a litre/50cl) can save more than one person.

How would you like to run in someone’s veins? How would you like to be part of someone’s good health for life? Your blood cells multiplying exponentially and contributing to their vitality?

According to studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, blood donors are 88% less likely to suffer a heart attack and 33% less likely to suffer any type of cardiovascular event.

When you come around today to give blood, you will receive a life saver certificate with which you can receive blood whenever you need it. You also get to know your hepatitis status,blood group,genotype and HIV status(optional)

If you reside in Lagos or its surrounding suburbs, please try and make it to the blood donation exercise today Wednesday, the 26th of August, 2015 at
•New Great Hall, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos.
•New Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.

Be a part of West Africa’s single largest blood donation exercise. Be a lifesaver.

#YouAreSomebody’sType

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This Blood Donation exercise is part of the Annual Islam Propagation Week, a ten-day programme organized by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, CMUL/LUTH branch. (College of Medicine of the University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in conjunction with the Haematology Department of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Save Funmilayo Lawal

Funmilayo Lawal, a law student of the University of Lagos has a malignant sarcoma on her arm.

A surgery is required to save her life.This costs 4 million naira. Please send your donations to

GTB account number-0002855164.

Account name-Funmilayo Lawal.

A little amount from all of us will go a long way.

Thank you very much.

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Proudly Nigerian

Right now it may not be so fresh to be a Nigerian.

From the Boko Haram-induced insecurity to the grinding poverty and all that is in between, many Nigerians simply wish they had been born in some other country. But the truth is no one can propel Nigeria to greatness apart from her people.Our current situation will not change until we stop complaining and begin to hope for a better Nigeria. Even though I’m rushing this piece before PHCN  withholds the gift of light and my internet connection is more of turbulent flow than laminar, I still stand tall and say to the world,

“I’M PROUD TO BE NIGERIAN!!!!!”

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