Press Release

Access Bank spotlights issues around blood donation with Employee Volunteering Scheme

In a bid to address issues surrounding the low rates of blood donation in the country, the Corporate Communications Group of Access Bank PLC, has partnered with Haima Health Initiative and the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service to launch the Save a Life project. The initiative, which is an offshoot of Access Bank’s longstanding Employee […]

Thought Leadership Series

World Blood Donor Day 2021: Give Blood, You Could Save a Life

“My father was admitted into the general ward of Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Abuja. Adjacent to his bed was a 70-something-year-old man who was quite ill and frail. Daily, I observed as his son worked round the clock to care for his ailing father. One fateful day, early in the morning, I overheard him make […]

Torchlight Series

Life is in the Blood: Talk Show Host drives donations to FCT blood bank

“To whomsoever saved my life – ‘Thank you’ I owe you my blood” –Kid It wasn’t the first time a heavy and prolonged period had sent Mma to the emergency room. Her monthly flow usually left her feeling extremely weak. “Madam get blood, get blood”, the hospital officials kept telling me,” Mma’s mother says. “It […]

Africa Nigeria Technology Thought Leadership Series

For One Percent: An Innovative Blood Bank in Nigeria

This week’s guest post is by Temie Giwa-Tubosun, director of the One Percent Project, whose aim is to improve the blood transfusion system in Nigeria. At Nigeria Health Watch, we take blood donation very seriously. The One Percent Project uses an innovative app to connect those in need of blood to those who are willing […]

Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Something special: donating blood

14 June 2014 was the “World Blood Donor Day”. Members of the NHW team recently visited the Nigerian National Blood Transfusion Service and subsequently joined them on one of their blood drives. We bring you an account of our visit which was followed by donating blood ourselves. Read our story and go off yourself to […]