of the Christ Embassy Church in The Gambia recently held a blood donation
campaign designed to encourage people to donate blood at one of their branches
The event, which was spearheaded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder and general overseer of the Church, was to help those in dire need of blood and the sick. The initiative was also held in South Sudan, Nigeria, Congo, Kenya, India, and Zambia.
According to Dr. Ena Oshinowo of Trama Care International Foundation in Nigeria, 75% of the world population needs blood with only 1.2% getting some.
Blood donation, he said, reduces the risk of heart disease and cholesterol and reduces the amount of calories in the body.
Pastor Edith Anthony Ibeneme of Christ Embassy The Gambia thanked people who donated blood towards the course and encouraged more people to participate in the coming years.