Lagos offers support to sickle cell patients

bone marrowBy AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – LAGOS State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has pledged his administration’s support towards the completion of the Bone Marrow Transplant Centre.

The facility is under construction at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

It is envisaged this will be key to save the lives of people suffering sickle cell disorder.

The governor stated this when the Chairman of Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN), Prof. Olu Akinyanju, and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Anneite Akinsete, visited him at the Lagos House in Ikeja.

Ambode commended the Foundation for intervening and providing succour to victims of sickle cell in Nigeria and expressed optimism that the establishment of the centre would be a major breakthrough.

The governor added that the state government would provide support in line with the cardinal programmes of his administration to touch as many lives as possible.

“I am surrounded by people who have sickle cell disorder, so I understand the depth of what you are doing,” Ambode said.

CAJ News

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