In a bid to save lives and to contribute to the healthcare delivery for Nigerians, Kia amongst other brands and companies Dana Group, has partnered with Rotary Club of Lagos Island District 9110, Lagos State and Sathya Sai International Organisation of Nigeria on a blood donation camp.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his year’s blood donation camp makes it the second camp in two years following the success of the 2018 edition.
The company, in a statement released recently, says the partnership is aimed at alleviating the blood shortage in the country and in line with Dana’s commitment to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, the partnership with other organizations on the blood donation camp is geared towards saving lives and helping those who are in need of blood in the hospitals.
“In the recently conducted blood donation camp,” the statement explains, “a large pool of employee volunteered in the program to help contribute to the Rotary club’s call on corporate bodies to provide blood and meet up with the needs of the country’s population of over 180 million people.
“The blood donation drive is to help ensure blood is never missing from hospital shelves and to reduce the surging rise of postpartum hemorrhaging which is the leading cause of maternal mortality, accounting for over 27 percent of all maternal deaths in Nigeria.
The need for blood is constant, so is the need for donations. Every day, all the hospitals and clinics in the world need blood and blood components to treat patients, since most surgical interventions and a great number of medical procedures require blood transfusions. Transfusions of blood and blood components have become an essential part of healthcare today. Dana Group supports the blood donation initiative via an employee blood donor drive themed ‘Blood Donation Camp – Give Blood, Give Life’. The conglomerate’s action was aimed at dispelling myths in blood donation and encouraging other organizations to follow suit in saving the lives of many in need of blood.
Speaking on Dana Group’s partnership with other organizations on blood donation programs, Mr. Ramesh Hathiramani, Chairman, Dana Group said, “our partnership with the Rotary Club of Lagos Island District 9110 and Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service [LSBTS] on the blood donation program is consequent upon our increasing efforts to positively impact the communities, we’re in. We foster a framework for collaboration with both organizations and the government to recognize local initiatives that directly impact the lives of the people. As an upright corporate citizen and one that stays true to an unwavering commitment to saving lives, the blood donation camp is rooted in Dana Group’s objective to contribute to the development of society. We further acknowledge the with Rotary Club of Lagos Island District 9110, Lagos Blood Bank, and the SSION for their dedicated efforts towards the care and treatment of local communities, notably, their work to ensure that blood reserves remain ample and lives continue to be saved.”