Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. (Mrs.) Christy Atako has called on Nigerians to imbibe the habit of free blood donation to save life.
Dr. Atako made the call after donating blood at the Armed Forces Blood Center, Port Harcourt where she also presented 5,000 units of mosquito treated nets on behalf of the Commission.
“Blood transfusion is very essential and important in the life of the people of this region that is why we have come to donate the mosquito treated nets to motivate and encourage the blood donors”.
According to her “the NDDC is not only interested in infrastructural development, but also in human capacity development and providing community services including improving health care for the people”.
On her feelings after the blood donation, the NDDC Boss said “I feel very fulfilled knowing that God has given me the capacity to donate and safe life. It is one thing everybody should do”.
Receiving the items, the Co-ordinator of the Armed Forces Blood Centre, Col Juo Bassey thanked the NDDC for the donation assuring that the mosquito nets would be distributed judiciously.
Also speaking the Commandant of the Military Hospital Port Harcourt Brigadier General R.N Nkado thanked NDDC for the support to the hospital, with the newly renovated modern mortuary and the donation of a 500KVA generating set to the Hospital.