Expert have revealed that blood donation cut the risks of cancer.
Mrs. Joyce Oparaocha, the Team Lead, Action On Blood, made this known as she listed the health benefits of blood donation during a medical outreach to commemorate the International Charity Day 2021 at Alasia Town, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Donating blood can cut the chances of getting cancer, the Team Lead, Action On Blood, Mrs. Joyce Oparaocha, has said.
According to The Nation, she listed the health benefits of blood donation during a medical outreach to commemorate the International Charity Day 2021 at Alasia Town, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, at the weekend.
“Blood donation helps lower the risk of cancer; it helps lower cholesterol level, helps in the development of new blood cells, maintain body weight and improves the donor mental wellbeing, among other benefits,” she said.
The outreach, organised by the Baale, Chief Okunmoyinbo Mustapha, featured health talks by the Red Cross Society (RCS) on administering first aid, eye checks and surgeries.
Representative of the RCS underscored the need for people to be trained in giving first aid so they can save lives before proper medical care is accessible.
“First aid skills can be applied in the home, workplace, or in public locations; therefore the more first aid certified people there are in a community, the safer that community becomes,” he said.
A Chief Nursing Officer, Idowu Ayooluwa, reteirated the importance of having regular medical checks. She encouraged the people, especially women, to make use of the Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) in the council to increase utilisation of facility-based skilled care and improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.
On the significance of the event, Unit Commander of The Federal Road Safety Corp RS 2.19 Mr Abdullah Sani, appreciated Mustapha for a job well done, saying the medical checks would have cost some money if done privately.
Mustapha appreciated all stakeholders who selflessly contributed to the success of the International Charity day, starting from Ashapeku Ope Family, and Alasia Stakeholders.