Several resident of Lagos State have trooped out to donate blood to the survivors of the building collapse at Ita Faji, Lagos Island.
Yesterday, a 3-storey building which has a school on one of the floors collapsed killing at least ten people and injuring others.
The executive secretary of Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service, Modupe Olaiya, who spoke with newsmen said the donor turn out has been massive.
Olaiya said, “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.
“As you can see by yourself, this centre is filled up. Despite people leaving immediately, they are done donating, people keep pouring in. This is not the only centre blood donation is ongoing.
“If you go to the pathology section right now, people are also there donating blood as well and it is filled.
“We have also instructed people who can’t make it down here to go to the nearest government hospital around them to donate blood and the blood will get to us as at when needed and reports we have been getting is that people are going to donate in those places as well.
“I am even receiving calls from people who are unable to leave their offices to come and donate, asking us to come down to their offices for the donation and we have to reschedule with them because we have a lot of people that need our attention here as well.
“We would also like that more people become regular donors because blood is important to save lives. It should not only be during emergencies like this that people come to donate blood.”