Efforts to encourage Nigerians to give blood
Nigeria’s health ministry says only 10 percent of Nigerians donate blood freely while 60 percent do so commercially and the other 30 percent donate to their relatives. Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Founder of Lifebank joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways to encourage blood donation among Nigerians.
Medical drones: Ghana to follow Rwanda’s example
Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana’s parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.
Blood Donation: Important things to know
Blood is essential for life. It carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, fights infections, and helps heal wounds.