You don’t have to be a doctor to save a life

The Lifeline Nehemiah Project embarked on a blood donation drive aimed at boosting the availability of blood – particularly for those at risk.  The inspiring Gi4SaveLife team engaged with communities in Sierra Leone to bust myths about blood donation and work alongside blood banks to organise community-based voluntary blood donation.

Executive Director at Lifeline Nehemiah Project, Prince Tommy Williams highlighted that the purpose of the drive is to donate blood for teenage pregnant girls and sensitize people to donating blood to save lives.  “When blood is available in hospitals, these young girls will be able to access it, making it much easier for medics to save lives.”

Most blood is donated by relatives in an emergency, but imagine how that impacts on a teenager who has been driven out of her house and away from her family. Many women and children in Sierra Leone die because of the lack of available blood donation. Want to know how you can help? Share this video and consider a fundraising event.

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