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FG to encourage safe blood usage in hospital

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By Okunloye Abiodun

Appropriate blood use in hospitals will reduce complications - Ehanire.

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has stated that the government will keep working to ensure the optimal use of blood in hospitals. This will help reduce the number of difficulties that may arise as a result of inefficient blood services throughout the country. Dr. Ehanire made this announcement on Monday in Ibadan during the inauguration of Centrifuge Component Blood Separation Machines and the founding of Tertiary Education Blood Safety Club, both of which were organized by the National Blood Service Commission, (NBSC) South West Zonal Centre, Ibadan.

In order to achieve a National Blood Service that is much more productive and useful, the minister, who was represented by Dr. Omale Amedu, acting director general of the NBSC, stated proper coordination and regulations are required to guarantee the quality, safety, equitable distribution, and accessibility of blood and its components across the nation when necessary. He asserts that the establishment of the Tertiary Education Blood Safety Club signals a new phase in youth involvement in Nigeria’s efforts to improve voluntary blood donation, blood safety, and health.

More collaboration is essential for the commission’s advancement.

For the commission to fulfil its duties, it requires and actively seeks the cooperation and collaboration of all relevant stakeholders. Life is blood. Lives are saved by safe blood. Dr. Ehanire emphasized the importance of providing safe blood and blood products. Speaking further, Dr. Amedu announced that the NBSC would establish a committee in cooperation with other government organizations and the media to put the squeeze on quacks providing blood services across the state of the federation.

The commissioning of the Cold Centrifuge System for Blood Component Separation, according to Dr. Amedu, would improve efficiencies in the National Blood System and fill the disparity in blood and blood product demand and supply. He added that it would reduce waste by making sure that the need for particular blood products, such as fresh frozen plasma, red blood cells, and platelets, can be satisfied. Dr. Amedu believes that this will go a long way toward meeting the demand for adequately screened blood and blood products in the treatment of illnesses like sickle cell disease, severe malaria, cancer, kidney disease, trauma, and bleeding during pregnancy and childbirth.

1% of the nation’s voluntary donation will easily cover transfusion needs.

Dr. Oladapo Aworanti, the acting zonal director for the south-west region of the NBSC, had earlier stated that in order to boost the commission’s productivity, the WHO indicated that if 1% of a nation’s population could regularly donate blood voluntarily, it would be easy to meet its residents’ transfusion demands. According to him, a number of studies conducted in Nigeria have found that the majority of people who donate blood voluntarily without receiving compensation are in the age range of students attending tertiary institutions.

He believes that the fact that blood safety clubs are being established demonstrates that the country is making progress toward a sufficient blood supply. While other dignitaries in their respective goodwill messages, including the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bode Ladipo, the Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital, Prof. Abiodun Otegbayo, and the National President of the Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria, Dr. Victor Makanjuola, among other, all promised their assistance in assisting to ensure that the commission can fulfil its mandate.

The new initiative would reduce the risk of transmitting illnesses.

Moreover, according to Dr. Ehanire, NBSC’s Cold Centrifuge system will enable it to provide blood components additional to whole blood, ensuring that blood is used appropriately in the country’s hospitals. He said that doing so would reduce the risk of transmitting illnesses like syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV through blood transfusions as well as adverse transfusion reactions and events, transforming the way blood services are provided in Nigeria. The effect on the nation’s health indicators would serve as evidence of the contributions made by NBSC to the wellbeing of Nigeria’s people.


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jdpumping
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1 year ago

It’s note worthy for the government encouraging safe blood usage in hospital and also commissioning a centrifuge system for blood seperation and also continuos monitoring of quack providing blood services accross the nation.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
1 year ago

Hospitals need to practice wage way of transmission of blood. It is very important. It will aid the health care system. We should practice very safe way of using blood in our medical centres. Blood are also now expensive.

Last edited 1 year ago by Abusi
Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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1 year ago

This is a good initiative from the federal government and it will go a long way in boosting the availability of blood in the blood banks across the country which will help in reducing how people hunt for blood when emergency arise.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
1 year ago

The development of blood safety clubs indicates that the nation is moving closer to having a sufficient supply of blood.

theApr
theApr
Member
1 year ago

The Cold Centrifuge System for Blood Component Separation’s commissioning would increase the National Blood System’s efficiency and close the gap between the supply and demand of blood and blood products.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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1 year ago

This will help the country to have good blood usage and enough blood storage in Hospital across the country.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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1 year ago

It is very important hospitals practice wage way of transmission of blood.it will aid the health care system. We should practice very safe way of using blood in our medical centres. Blood pants are also now expensive.

Last edited 1 year ago by Iyanu12345ogg
SarahDiv
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1 year ago

Several people have been infected due to blood transfusion. It is indeed a good initiative with NBSC’s Cold Centrifuge system which enable the provision of blood components additional to the whole blood ensuring sufficiency in hospital.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

The federal government is going to keep working toward the goal of maximizing the usage of blood in medical facilities.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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1 year ago

This will assist limit the number of complications that may develop across the country as a result of blood services that are ineffective.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

When blood transfusions are required on a national scale, its content, safety, delivery, and affordability must be ensured by adequate national coordination and regulation.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

This will make availability of blood ready in the hospital not be searching in emergency situation blood will be easy to get and be available and safe use of it in a right and proper way

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

To crack down on quacks offering blood services across the Federation, the NBSC would form a committee in conjunction with other government institutions and the media.

Christiana
Christiana
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1 year ago

The proliferation of blood safety clubs is encouraging evidence that Nigeria is getting closer to meeting its blood needs.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

They should mark the beginning of a new stage in the involvement of Nigeria’s youth in the country’s efforts to promote voluntary blood donation, blood safety, and health.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
1 year ago

This will aid in ensuring that hospitals all over the country have adequate supplies of blood and that blood is used efficiently.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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1 year ago

In the treatment of diseases such as sickle cell disease, this will go a long way toward addressing the demand for appropriately screened blood and blood products.

Bola12
Bola12
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1 year ago

Hospitals should implement a fair system for transfusing blood because it is vital to the health care system. In hospitals, we need to use blood in a very careful manner.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

The impact that the NBSC has had on the health indicators of the nation will serve as evidence of the contributions that it has made to the wellness of the people of Nigeria.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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1 year ago

The federal government should be applauded for taking this step, as it will have a significant impact on increasing blood supplies at blood banks around the country, which in turn will save the time and energy spent by patients and their families searching for blood in times of need.

DimOla
DimOla
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1 year ago

It will be improper for Nigerian hospital should out of screen stored blood. It put a lot of life in bondage. Moreso a lives have been infected with disease because of unscreened blood from quacks.NBSC’s Cold Centrifuge system should be adopted which will enable the provision of blood components additional to the whole blood.