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Stop Giving Expired Blood To Patients, Commissioner Warns Hospitals

The Director-General, Nigeria Blood Services Commission, Omale Joseph has warned hospitals against giving expired blood to their patients, while others are selling blood donated to them by individuals to keep in their bank.

The DG raised the alarm while briefing journalists in Abuja on Thursday over a bill sponsored by a member of the House, Abbas Tajudeen.

Omale, while responding to some questions on the need to inject sanity into the process of blood handling, utilisation and administration in Nigeria,  said many officials in hospitals were cutting corners in the blood administration.

According to him, safe blood has a lifespan of 35 days after which it becomes unsafe to use, maintaining that some individuals now sell the blood, donated for free at exorbitant cost.

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