Adewole noted that the theme of this year’s campaign is “Blood donation as an action of solidarity” while the slogan is “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.”
The minister said women should donate blood once every four months while men should do so every three months.
He said, “By nature, because we don’t menstruate every month, men are supposed to have more blood than women. So, women can donate every four months but men can donate once in three months.”
The minister said there was a need for Nigerians to donate blood freely instead of for money.
Adewole said statistics show that only 10 per cent of Nigerians donate blood freely while 60 per cent do it for money.
He said the remaining 30 per cent of blood donors only gave to relatives in need.
The minister said regular blood donation had many health benefits adding, “Firstly, studies have shown that people who voluntarily donate blood have the likelihood of living longer. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇