Are You Getting A Blood Transfusion Or Know Someone Who Is? Be Very Careful!

January 13, 2016
Seems like we’re not safe from even more things than we can imagine in the country. Even the very thing that’s supposed to give us life is not exempted!

Gbagada General Hospital’s Blood Bank was recently shut down for doing something very dangerous. They blood bank keeps HIV positive and HIV negative blood in the same place!

The Lagos State House of Assembly, through its Committee on Health Services, ordered the closure of the blood bank section of the hospital, until further notice.

This means that there have probably been blood mix-ups on a regular.

That a high percentage of all HIV cases in Nigeria is caused by blood transfusion is not at all surprising. In fact, it makes perfect sense now.

Not surprising at all! So, please, when next you or someone you know is getting blood transfused, unless it’s from a reliable source, please have the blood retested. Or to prevent all doubts, check out Life Bank App whose mission is to prevent such occurrences as this one.

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