The Authority of the Lagos State University has called on willing members of staff to donate blood for victims involved in the train/bus accident of Thursday, 9th March 2023. The accident was recorded at PWD area of Lagos State.
In a statement by the university, it stated that “in view of the many casualties involved in the avoidable accident and the dire need for more blood donors to donate blood in order to save lives, the University Authority hereby appeals to willing members of staff to immediately contact the Director, Clinical Services, Prof. Adebowale Adekoya at the Lagos State University College of Medicine, (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, has since declared that the State is mourning and that all flags should be flown at half-mast.
His words “Tomorrow – Friday, 10th March 2023, all civil servants should work till 12:00 noon before returning home to be with their loved ones during this trying time. It is still critical period for some of the patients as we continue to call for blood donations across different state government medical facilities. This is a call for our humanity to rise above all”, the Governor said.
“For emphasis, members of staff who are willing to voluntarily donate blood are requested to proceed on this life – saving mission,” the statement reads.