The Secretary of Nigerian Red Cross (NRC), Lagos, Mr Olakunle Lasisi made an appeal for blood donations for victims of the collapsed building on the Lagos Island.
Lasisi made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
Speaking on the hashtags, #DonateForItafaji and #savetheitafajichildren trending on social media to solicit for blood donations from the public, he said Red Cross would partake in the exercise.
He also stated that he spoke with the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service on Wednesday, and confirmed that the information was true.
“It was launched by the MD of the General Hospital, Lagos so they can have enough blood in the bank to assist the casualties of the collapsed building.
” When an incident like this happens, blood donations are always required to meet the demand of those in need of blood transfusion.
Lasisi commended the Red Cross volunteers and other Agencies including LASEMA, LASAMBUS, NEMA, FED FIRE and the Nigerian Police whose efforts ensured lives were saved.