Glory be to God for a successful drive. The drive which was held on the 22nd of June generated a total number of one hundred and seventy-seven (177) units of blood.
The drive was sponsored the N.B.T.S. south- south zone (Benin). A budget proposal of #36000 was sent by the B.D.I. executives to N.B.T.S. and this request was favourably granted.
Prior to the drive, there was a courtesy visit on the 20th of June by the N.B.T.S. Staffs led by Mr. Tayo Onafowokan to the principal offices in the college of medicine Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma which was the venue of the blood donation exercise. Special packages were given to these officers.
There was also a visit to the patroness Prof. Mrs. Ekundayo by the coordinator, erstwhile coordinator and Mr. Tayo Onafowokan of N.B.T.S. She donated a sum of #3000 for the drive.
The drive was covered by National Television Authority (NTA) Iruekpen crew and was later broadcasted on the local news session.
A total number of two hundred and thirty intending donors were present for drive , but due to some of the challenges faced, about fifty donors couldn't donate, although some were deferred because they were not fit. Some of the challenges faced include;
1. 1. Late arrival by the N.B.T.S. team
2. 2. Inadequate bleeding beds
3. 3. Lack of dedication by some members.