A professor of hematology and consultant hematologist, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof Halim Daye, said this at the 159th inaugural lecture of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
Pay more attention to your blood, UNIBEN urges Nigerians
Nigerians have been urged to pay more attention to their blood in order to avoid health issues that could shorten their lives.
“Many Nigerians are concerned about their outward appearance. They don’t care about what flows in their system," he said.
"Many persons do not even know their blood group.
"Sad, some persons get married these days without Blood testing thereby endangering the lives of their children.”
Daye said regular blood screening is important because it can leads to early detection of blood related diseases which can then be managed.
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