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Praise God, our Cac reg is on going.
Thumb up for BDI as Guardian News Daily publishes a commendation of its laudable work under its 'GoodPeople, Better Society ' caption
Psychology which is the study of the mind is derived from Psyche “breath, spirit and soul” and logia, - ‘study of’ it’s an academic and applied disciplined involving the scientific study of human mental functions and behaviour. Occasionally, in addition or opposition to scientific method it also relies on symbolic interpretation and critical analysis, psychology also involves perception, cognition, emotion, cognition, personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships.
Psychological knowledge is applied to various spheres of human activity. Including issues relating to every day life – such as family, education and employment – and to treatment of mental health problems. Psychologists attempts to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behaviour, while also exploring the underlying physiological and neurological processes. Psychology includes many sub fields of study and application concerned with such areas as human development, sport, health, industry, media and law.
Of great importance is the area of health to the topic in question ‘psychology of blood donation’. However the concept below give us an idea of the topic
Many at times! When we sight blood or observe a blood donation exercise so many things comes to our mind among which are:
The sacredness of blood, feeling of being irritated, imagination of the victims or donor’s pains
The thought that someone is saving life (blood donation)
As you hold your horse in the middle of thought so many question flip through your mind depending on your nature (temperament) and your passion among which are: Is it really painful? Do I have enough blood to donate? What will the blood be use for? What will happen to me after donation, what if I’m tested HIV positive or hepatitis positive? Among others.
As you take a step closer to the donor and ask about his or her feeling? The likely answers you hear are: ‘even though I was scared at first, it is painless and above all I’m joyful saving at least a life’. Seeing the similes and the fact that nothing happened(no complication) to the donors on a blood drive you are likely to donate.
Educatively, blood donation is the process involve when an healthy individual voluntarily allow blood to be drawn from his arm. The procedure entails wrapping the upper arm superior to the cubital fossa with a tourniquet to increase the pressure after the donor must have laid in a supine position on the couch. The needle is inserted into the median cubital vein on the inside of the elbow after it must have being sterilized with antiseptics (methylated spirit)
The blood is then allowed to naturally flow into the blood bag. The medical laboratory scientist ensures the donor is fit for donation (i.e. meets all the requirement). It is patient to know that in every seven people entering a hospital one person needs blood;
Someone needs blood every two seconds as there is no substitute for blood
One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives
WHO says 5% of a country’s population must donate blood to ensure ample blood supplies.
Nigeria needs about 1.2million unit of blood but only 62,381 under have been donated in the past years says NBTS.
Females receive 53% of blood transfusions: male receive 47%
Globally, more than half a million women die each year during pregnancy, childbirth or in the postpartum period.
99% of them in the developing word.
Severe bleeding among others cause an estimated 25% of those deaths.
It safe for donors and recipient.
Knowing and understanding the facts above, why the hell should we not give others a second chance at life! Knowing victim never prayed for it, if you say you cannot be a victim what about your wife during labour, relatives in accident emergencies to mention but a few?
Though often encountered, people’s excuses are: the size of the needle, no incentive (money), poor nutrition, bad economy, I’ve never thought to about it, I’m too busy, fear of the procedure, discovering of secondary illness, not interested religion and so on
Sincerely, are this excuses enough to let another life GO? If no, then take a step by donating just a pint of blood. It about less than an hour (10min) of your time. It’s about a life. Work on your mindset, work on your psychology. Keep preaching the gospel to save three lives by donating just a pint of blood.
AJANI OLUMIDE FAITH
Blood drive initiative
introduces it's national interactive youth forum 2009,to all youth.
theme: our time is now
featuring: Lamido Sanusi (Gov. CBN)
Dora Akunyili (Min. for info & comm)
Bola Akingbade (Chief marketting officer mtn)
Ben Bruce (Chairman silverbird group)
Ibukun Awosika (CEO Sokoa chairs)
Gamaliel Onosode (Pro-chancellor Unilag)
venue:New gymnasium hall national stadium,S/lere,
date:june 20th 2009
it's an open opportunity for us 2 show case BDI to d world.
7 other venues
Owerri july 4,2009
pls check the date & location nearest to us and attend
After great expectation and enthusiasm towards the drive at the end of the campaign and workshop. The drive was indeed the talk of the month on campus.
Despite all phobia s of the ignorance, BDI members were able to convince over 500 students for the donation of blood in other to save lives. BDI Ilorin in collaboration with NBTS Ibadan & UITH was in charge of blood donation which was the first of its kind in University of Ilorin.
The drive started at exactly 11am on 27th of March after the setting up of the stands for the drive at the designated sites the turnout was as amazing as students who were aware and those passing by ‘s attention were drawn, many had no choice than to donate. Nevertheless, donors display all sort of characters (students we know ourselves). The sight of blood scared some who came back later to donate.
Wow! It was recorded that 307 people donated, the rest were not capable due to less weight, low PCV (pack cell volume) and low hemoglobin.
The drive ended around 5pm with more people willing to donate but they were appreciated.
An NBTS official had this to say “Unilorin is a fertile land”.
All thanks to NBTS, BDI (worldwide), UITH, Members, Executives, Coordinators, Patrons, and of course our beloveth Donors. It is hard to get enough superlatives to describe you guy, God will richly reward you.
This is to invite you to the National Youth Health Fair 2009, a programme organized by Health Matters Inc. with support from development partners, private organizations in collaboration with many non governmental organizations.
The National Youth Health Fair is a biennial event being organized to conscientize Nigerian youth, government and non governmental organizations towards realizing the ideals of the millennium development goals as enunciated the United Nations.
The first edition of this programme is scheduled for April 14th-16th 2009, and is being hosted as a run up to 2015; a year set aside by 189 Heads of Government including Nigeria to end extreme poverty as well as combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases.
We appreciate your interest in the development and empowerment of the Nigerian youth and we invite you to participate in any or all of the following:
Exhibition and showcasing of your unique projects and services
Skills building for NGOs in the following areas:
-Public Private Partnership; Strategies for sustaining development initiatives in Nigeria (Dr. Adhiambo Odaga, Rep. Ford Foundation)
-Enterprise development; a key tool in youth empowerment in Nigeria
Venue: Multi Purpose Halls ABC University of Lagos, Akoka
Date: April 14th -16th 2009
Time 9am -4pm daily
Exhibition Booth- N10,000 (please note that there are limited booths. Allocation will be done on first come, first serve basis)
Event T shirt-
-Round neck – N1,000
-Round neck (customized) - N1,500
-Polo neck – N2,000
Publications: (Directory of youths focused organizations in Nigeria) N2000
Deadline for registration is 7th April, 2009.
Please fill out and submit the attached registration form. See below for more information about the event the National Youth Health Fair 2009. You can also contact the following for more information: Bukky Ahonsi- 08023330998, 07026355369, Maryann Mokobia- 08055115852
The National Youth Health Fair 2009- 14th – 16th April, 2009
· Nigeria has a youth population of 80 million, (60% of the 140 million population). The youth is the most valuable asset of a society but may become highly vulnerable when not adequately equipped with information and mentored to face the inevitable life challenges.
· There are many initiatives targeted at helping young people develop their potentials in Nigeria but there are yet gaps
· Out of the 80 million youth in Nigeria only 16 million are employed leaving the remaining 64 million either roaming the streets in search of a non existent employment or greener overseas pastures.
· In the desperate race to survive, many youths have become sex slaves, drug couriers, militias, or engage in other social vices.
The National youth health fair will be a forum for dialogue between young people; youth led organizations, development agencies, government representatives, policy makers, experts and social entrepreneurs in Nigeria; through round table discussions, keynotes, field reports, workshops and various skills building sessions.
· University Undergraduates
· Students in Senior secondary Schools
· Out of School Youths
· Unemployed Youths
· Government officials and representatives
· Development Agencies
· Non governmental organizations
· Private organizations(Micro Finance Banks, IT organizations etc)
Key Objectives of the National Youth Health Fair 2009
· Create visibility for the best of Nigeria’s youth development initiatives and provide linkages to services and resources that enhance the wellbeing of the Nigerian Youth
· Create a platform for interaction among youths, youth serving organizations, corporate organizations and development stakeholders.
· Provide a variety of demonstrations and screening services (HIV/AIDS, Genotype, etc) for participants
· Facilitate agenda setting towards the achievement of the millennium development goals.
Multi purpose Hall (ABC), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
Date: April 14th – 16, 2009
Pre fair radio programme- “Naija youths speak out”
Pre event road show
Enterprise development skills building and Knowledge sessions
Product /service Exhibition
5. Round table discussion(Government, Private and non governmental organizations officials
Free Health screening (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, genotype, blood pressure etc)
Youth Jamz featuring one of Nigeria’s Top Artistes
74% raised issues of ignorance: I’ve never thought of it, I’ve never been asked
80% raised issues of pain. Including a percentage who would feel more obliged to donation if an anaesthetic is employed
56% raised issues of remuneration: money, gifts, souvenirs, phone calls
66% raised issues of distance: they prefer a donation exercise with a mobile blood bank
66% think awareness is poor or can be improved
12% complained about the attitude of blood bank personnel
14% complained about the duration of the exercise
Only 10% have had previous donation experience
0% has a habit of donation
From these results, pain, ignorance and fear constitute the major inhibitions towards donation. Definite steps must therefore be taken to tackle them.
QUESTIONNAIRE ON BLOOD DONATION
Blood drive initiative is a non-governmental organization whose aim is to provide safe and sustainable blood supply to meet the rising need for blood and blood products in Nigeria. Please, answer these questions honestly as they would help us a great deal in achieving our objectives. Thank you.
NB: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED WILL BE TREATED WITH UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY.
PLEASE TICK THE BOX THAT APPLIES THE MOST
1) Have you donated blood before? [a ] yes [ b] no
2) If yes, how many times have you donated? [a ] 1 [b ] 2 [c ] 3 [d ] over 3 [ e ] over 5
3) If no, why have you not donated? [ a] I never thought of it [b ] I am not fit [ c ] I am scared [ d ] I don’t have enough blood [ e ] I’ve never been asked
4) Have you ever donated blood voluntarily (without compulsion or an imminent need)?
[a ] yes [b ] no
5) If yes, how many times have you donated voluntarily (without compulsion or an imminent need)? [ a ] 1 [ b ] 2 [ c ] 3 [ d ] over 3 [e ] over 5
6) Do you donate blood as a habit? [ a ] yes [ b ] no
7) If yes, how often do you donate in a year? [ a ] 1 [ b ] 2 [ c ] 3 [ d ] when the need arises
8) What do you find most scary about blood donation? [ A] the thought of losing blood [ B] the prick from the needle [ C] the size of the needle [ D] the sight of blood
9) What do you find most annoying about the donation exercise? [A ] attitude of the personnel [B ] it takes too long [ C] I am not appreciated
10) What do you find most pleasing about the donation exercise? [A ] the feeling of altruism [B ] the knowledge that I am saving lives [ C] the memento I’m given
11) Would you be encouraged to donate if the exercise were brought to you with a mobile blood bank? [ a ] yes [ b ] no
12) If a local topical anaesthetic (something to take the pain away) is used, do you think more people would donate? [ a] yes [ b ]
13) Would you be encouraged to donate if you were paid in return? [a ] yes [ b ]no
14) Do you think it is right to pay donors? [ a ] yes [ b ] no
15) Are you aware that according to WHO, voluntary non-remunerated donors are the best category of donors? [ a ] yes [ b ] no
16) What things do you think should be in a blood donation centre? [ a ] a comfortable couch [ b ] air conditioning [ c ] some entertainment [ d ] refreshment [ e ]pleasant personnel [ f ] all of the above
17) Do you think the campaign for voluntary blood donors is being rightly publicized? [ a ] yes [ b ] no [ c ] it can be done better
18) What things do you think can be done to improve the attitude of Nigerians towards voluntary blood donation?
19) Are you a member of any voluntary blood donor organization? If yes, which? ..........................................................................
20) Would you like to be a voluntary blood donor? [ a ]yes [ b ] no
21) If yes, please write down your phone number in the space provided and you will be contacted by BDI. .................................................
SIGNATURE OF RESPONDENT
ADEPOJU OLUWASEUN ADEWOLE
SALAMI FAVOUR OPEYEMI
OYENIRAN S. TEMITOPE
TAIWO DAMILOLA OLUWASEUN
OLAGUNJU A. MUTIU
ALONGE OLALEKAN BENJAMIN
ADELEYE DAVID MICHEAL
LADEPO ADURAGBEMI PETER
OLADIPO FUNSHO AYOPO
AWOYINFA OLUSEYI SAMSON
OYEGHILE GABRIEL O
NAFIU ALIYAT OLAJUMOKE
ALABI OJO RABIR
OGUNYEMI ALABA A
OYESIJI OYEWOLE OLUWASEUN
KAREEM MOJEED AYOKANMI
KOLAWOLE OLUSOLA JOSEPH
ADEBIYI ENIOLA A
ADEREMI BERNARD ADEWOLE
ODUNLAMI IISREAL BABAJIDE
OLANIYAN AFEEZ ABIOLA
ADEKEYE TAYO .E.
WURAOLA OLUWAFUNMILAYO MARY
ODESOMI OMOLADE F.
ADENIJI CHARLES AYODIPUPO
OYELERE OLAYIDE .A.
ADEWALE KAZEEM .A.
TAIWO AKINWOLE ALABI
OKEDELE FUNKE OYEWUNMI
SALAMI OLAWALE DAVID
ADEBOYE RIDWAN ADETUNJI
OWOYALE YUSUF ADETUNJI
FALADE HANNAH OJUROTIMI
AYANDELE MOTUNRAYO RONKE
OGUNLEYE OLATUNDE M.
OJOKUKU HAMMED OLUSEUN
OLALEYE OLABISI .A.
ADETORO TAOFIK A.
SABAIR FATIMOH OLABISI
You too can join the list...Donate a pint of blood TODAY
BDI is bidding to participate in a youth health fair organized by Health Matters Inc. the fair is scheduled to hold inApril. The venue is the Multi purpose hall in UniLag.
Members: pray and plan to attend
Sponsor/partners: great opprtunity to advertise
Blood Drive Initiative achieves yet another feat with outstanding performance at the EDUCARE TRUST “Youth Inspiration” Exhibition…
The venue of the event, Goshen Event Center, Sango in the city of Ibadan went agog as Blood Drive Initiative among other Exhibitors were on ground to make the EDUCARE TRUST “youth Inspiration Exhibition @009 a great success. The event which was acclaimed as the largest Poster Exhibition in Nigeria with over 1000 poster messages and pictures speaking millions and billions of words to our education hungry youth was no doubt a talk of town with foremost Media Houses like NTA, BCOS, Guardian newspaper, etc at hand to cover this epoch-making event. Blood Drive Initiative (BDI) no doubt was on the move to actively educate and enlighten the teeming crowd of visitors on the need and importance of Voluntary Non-remunerated Blood Donation. There was an awareness on the City Wide Essay Competition for Senior Secondary school students under BDI’S auspices of “Catch Them Young (CaThY)”. Students and School administrators all went home with the essay participation forms. The peak of the event for BDI was the voluntary blood donation by convinced individuals to our partners , the National Blood Transfusion services (NBTS), South Western Zone who were on ground to receive the massive turn out of donors recruited by Blood Drive Initiative members. No doubt BDI – a youth inspired group is contributing immensely to primary health care in Nigeria through active campaign and collaboration with NBTS for Safe Blood supply to meet the Nigerian teeming Blood need. The exhibition continues through Saturday 28th of February, 2009. You too can visit BDI stand to learn more about blood donation and go ahead to donate a pint to save a life.
BDI… a drive for life!
Adeluwoye Tosin , Coordinator BDI Exhibition Stand. 08035434655,
Lala Tobi, BDI National Coordinator. 08063443964
Introducing Blood Drive Initiative
Since the inception of this organization, we have organized, coordinated and participated in several donation exercises starting with the donation exercise preparatory to the open - heart surgery, which was performed in UCH in 2005.
We observe with dismay that the average, educated, healthy, well-to-do citizen of this country whose lifestyle is compatible with the criteria for a healthy donor does not donate blood unless compelled by circumstances. Thereby leaving such a delicate duty in the hands of touts and racketeers who donate blood for money without regard to the safety and quality of blood donated.
Nigeria, with a population of over 140million people, has huge potential to solve its own problem of shortage of blood supply and to export blood products if only we can tap into the vast wealth of human resources that abounds in the country.
The chasm that exists between need and opportunity is what Blood Drive Initiative seeks to bridge by encouraging the right kind of people to adopt a lifestyle of voluntary blood donation.
Aim & Objectives
- To curb the spread of HIV/AIDS acquired through the transfusion of unsafe blood
- To phase out the menace of blood touts and racketeering
- To discourage the practise of replacement or relative donor
- To provide an equal chance at living for every patient who requests for blood
- Advocacy, and
Blood Drive Initiative maintains a database of donors who have consented to be reminded when due to observe this laudable exercise.
We are already working on a donor chart that will standardize and classify donors as well as attach benefits to each cadre attained. The benefit of this is that
It will motivate donors to continue donating, as each unit of blood donated will be seen as a step taken towards the next cadre.
It will create esprit de corps among donors who belong to the same cadre and further integrate us as a nation.
It will help us to rightly esteem donors based on attainment and not status.