Posted on Jul 17, 2018

African Industries Group (AIG), in collaboration with Rotary Club of Lagos Island, has held a blood donation camp at its Odungunyan office, near Ikorodu, Lagos. President of Rotary Club of Lagos Mr. Sanjeev Tandon, said blood is the gift of life and that everyone should be his brother’s keeper by donating blood. Mr Rocheet Abbi, Vice-President Dr. Sunit Deb Roy and Secretary Ms. Mamta Deb Roy represented Rotary while African Industries Group was represented by Mr. Ravi Sharma, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ikorodu Steel Mills (ISM) and Mr. S. Narayanan, the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The voluntary donation began with a steady stream of donors. They were joined by African Steel Mills and African Foundries employees, who participated in large numbers. The camp was witnessed by Nigerian and Indian nationals with some returning to donate blood after a long time. They were enthusiastic. However, not everyone donated. Some were dejected after being turned back for lack of sufficient hemoglobin. Of the 137 people that registered, 109 were able to donate blood. Tandon described the exercise as a ‘record’.

It was heart-warming to see members of Rotary Club, Lagos attending in large numbers, despite their tight schedules. To show how committed they were about the exercise, they waited patiently for other donors beyond the camp timing to take their turns. African Industries Group contributes its best to the society through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. The company ensures that the event was a huge success.