If you are seeking where to donate or sell blood in your location in Nigeria, you will be glad to know this post will be discussing blood donation challenges in Nigeria, List of Blood Banks and Donation centres in Nigeria, Price of a Pint of Blood and where to sell blood and get paid in Nigeria.
Review of Blood Donation and Challenges in Nigeria
Blood and blood components are required every day to save thousands of lives in our hospitals. At the moment, with Nigeria’s level of health care delivery, it is estimated that about 1.5 million units of blood are required generally per annum.
According to study, Nigeria is still highly reliant on family replacement and paid donors. Only about 5 percent of donations in Nigeria are from voluntary donors.
Nigeria is still hit by shortage of voluntary blood donors. The WHO notes that if a minimum of 1 percent of a country’s population donates 1 percent blood, the country can meet it’s basic requirement in blood. But Nigeria is not able to meet this minimum requirement. This is largely because 60 percent of all blood donations are from commercial donors and 30 percent from family replacement.
A national baseline data survey on blood transfusion indicated that, in the public sector, donor population was made up of 25 percent commercial donors and 75 percent of replacement donors while voluntary unpaid donors were negligible.
Blood Bank or Donation Centres to Sell Blood in Nigeria
A blood bank is a center where blood gathered as a result of blood donation is stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusion. However, it sometimes refers to a collection center, and indeed some hospitals also perform collection.
Below are some donation centres in Nigeria;
- If you’re looking to donate blood, you can walk into any government owned hospital.
- Life Bank – www.lifebank.ng – Nigeria’s digital blood bank
- Nisa Blood Bank is a High-Tech component level blood bank that is located within the hospital premises. It was started with the intention to invite quality blood and its components to the needy patients. nisa.com.ng/blood-bank
- Emti Medical Laboratory – 542 Ikorodu Rd, Opposite Access Bank, Iyana School B/Stop, Ketu, Lagos
- Qmed Diagnostic Centre – 3, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos
- Ajayi Medical Centre – 50, Eluku Street, Ikorodu, Lagos
- Healing Virtues Hospital – 30, Fatade Road, Baruwa, Ipaja, Alimosho, Lagos
- Lafia Kowa Specialist Hospital – 122, Ejirin Road, Ijebu Ode, Ogun
- Leye Clinic And Maternity Home – 4, Salako Street, Alapere-Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos
- Molete Diagnostic Centre – 270, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Molete, Ibadan South West, Oyo
- Pathfinder Laboratories – Block 4, Flat 4, K Close, 22 Road, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
- Q Med Diagnostic Centre – 3, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
** Redbank is not a blood but it is a service that helps hospitals and patients quickly and easily search and find safe blood in real time via SMS and voice call. Visit http://www.redbank.com.ng to learn more
Cost a Pint of Blood in Nigeria
People frequently ask questions regarding sales of blood “How much do hospitals charge for blood in Nigeria”, there have been reports stating that a pint of hemoglobin (red blood cells) the most common blood cell sells at between N6000 to N10000 depending on one’s location and in some cases, the level of ones desperation.