List of Blood donation centers and Blood Banks in Nigeria

Not every health center, public or private hospital have blood banks in Nigeria.  One of the major challenges affecting Voluntary blood donation in Nigeria Negatively is the lack of available resources needed to procure a quality blood bank. Another is the lack of resources needed to maintain an already available blood bank. This is because something as basic as a steady power supply and electricity is fundamental to its maintenance.

What is a Blood Bank?

A blood bank is a place for the collection, storage, and preservation of blood and its products for future use. The blood bank is not just the machine/refrigerator that freezes and stores blood. It also serves as a place where blood is collected, processed, and screened for usability.

In many hospitals in Nigeria, blood banks are built as a separate division in the hospital, while in others, they will need a blood banking service to procure blood from other centers with functional blood banks.

Are the Blood Products from Blood Banks Given to Patients For Free?

In a hospital or a health center with a functional blood bank, blood from voluntary non-paid donors is given to patients free of charge. But depending on the hospital, the patient is meant to pay for the service charges which include testing and screening the blood for usability. In other hospitals, these services are rendered free of charge to patients.

On the other hand, in a hospital or health center without a blood bank, and the blood is being donated by a voluntary non-paid donor, the patient will pay both for the screening and delivery (transportation) of the blood. Also, some hospitals may decide to write off the charges completely.

But if the blood was donated by a commercial blood donor, then the patient will have to pay for the blood, and for all the service charges.

Almost every state has blood banks in Nigeria. These are mostly government hospitals and teaching hospitals and centers owned by voluntary organizations.

So below is a list of verified blood donation centers and available blood banks in Nigeria where you can donate blood, and the States they could be found:

1. Blood Banks in Abuja (FCT)

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service29 Abidjan Street, Wuse, Zone 3, Abuja
Alliance Hospital Abuja5, Malaumsashi Close, off Emeka Anyaoku Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja
KubwaPlot 181 Gado Nasko Road, Opposite Abattoir Kubwa
KaruPlot 501 Jikwoyi Integration Layout Behind GSS Karu
Federal Teaching Hospital Abuja265 Independence Avenue, Abuja
Garki General HospitalTafawa Balewa way Area 3, Garki, Abuja
Abuja Clinics 
blood donation centers in Abuja, Nigeria

2. Abia State

Blood BankAddress
Federal Medical Center UmuahiaAba Road Umuahia, P.O Box 7001
Abia State University Teaching Hospital 
Blood donation centers in Abia State

3. Adamawa State

Blood BankAddress
Federal Medical CenterFMC Yola

4. Akwa-Ibom State

Blood BankAddress
University of Uyo Teaching Hospital 

5. Anambra State

Blood BankAddress
Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching HospitalOtolo
General Hospital OnitshaOkah Road Onitsha, onitsha north
Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, AmakwuAwka

6. Bauchi State

Blood BankAddress
Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH)Hospital Road off Yandoka Rd, 7401101, Bauchi
Bauchi Specialist Hospital5 Hospital Road, Bauchi
Federal Medical CenterNo. 5, Sule Katagum Road P.M.B 005, Azare

7. Bayelsa State

Blood BankAddress
Federal Medical CenterYenegoa

8. Benue State

Blood BankAddress
Benue State University Teaching HospitalMarkudi

9. Borno State

Blood BankAddress
University of Maiduguri Teaching HospitalOpposite Kidney Center, Maiduguri
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Opp. Kidney Center, Maiduguri

10. Cross River State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)No.2 Edibe Street, Calabar
University of Calabar Teaching HospitalUNICAL Teaching Hospital

11. Delta State

Blood BankAddress
Delta State University Teaching Hospital 
Federal Medical CenterAsaba
Central HospitalWarri
Central HospitalAgbor
State Secretariat ClinicAsaba

12. Ebonyi State

Blood BankAddress

13. Edo State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion ServiceOgbe Nursing Home, Chief Osawaru Igbinedion Rd. G.R.A, Benin City
Igbinedion University Teaching HospitalOkada
University of Benin Teaching HospitalPMB 1111, Benin City

14. Ekiti State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion ServiceOke-lla Road Hospital Bus Stop Fajuyi park Ado Ekiti

15. Enugu State

Blood BankAddress
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, ituku-OzallaUNTH Ituku-ozalla, Enugu
Enugu State University Teaching HospitalEnugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Abakpa Nike
Bishop Shanahan HospitalEnugu Road, Close to St. Theresa’s Cathedral, Nsukka.
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)5, Ridgeway, G.R.A, Enugu

16. Gombe

Blood BankAddress
Gombe State University Teaching HospitalAshaka Bajago Rd. Gombe

17. Imo State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)Federal Medical Center Owerri Orlu Road
Imo State University Teaching Hospital 

18. Jigawa State

Blood BankAddress

19. Kaduna State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion ServiceNBTS Kaduna Opposite Ranchers Bees Stadium by Independence Way, Kaduna
General Hospital, KadunaZaria/Funtua Express Way Gusau, Zaria
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital ZariaSokoto Road, Samaru-Zaria, Kaduna
Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital< KadunaLafia Road, City Center

20. Kano State

Blood BankAddress
Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, KanoUngwa Uku, Kano

21. Kastina State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)HSDP Building, General Hospital Kastina
Federal Medical CenterP.M.B 2121 Murtala Muhammad Way, Kastina

22. Kebbi State

Blood BankAddress

23. Kogi State

Blood BankAddress
General HospitalOkengwe street, Itakpe Okene, Kogi State
National Blood Transfusion ServiceGP 1266 Ganaja Housing Estate, Ajaokuta Road, Lokoja
Federal Medical CenterLokoja

24. Kwara State

Blood BankAddress
General Hospital65, Bamigboye Way, Omu-Aran, Irepodun, Kwara
University of Illorin Teaching HospitalUITH Road, Kwara

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25. Lagos State

Blood BankAddress
Ajayi Medical Center50, Eluku Street, Ikorodu, Lagos
Emti Medical Laboratory542 ikorodu Rd, Opposite Access Bank, Iyana School B/Stop, ketu, Lagos
Qmed Diagnostic CenterAdeniran Ogusanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
Healing Virtues Hospital30, Fatade Road, Baruwa, Ipaja, Alimosho, Lagos
Leye Clinic and Maternity HomeSalako Street, Alapere-Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos
Pathfinder LaboratoriesBlock 4, Flat 4, K Close, 22 Road, Festac town, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos
Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)5th floor LIMTH, Campbell Street Lagos Island.
Funbell Diagnostics142 Akwonjo Road, Next Level Plaza Bus stop, Egbeda Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
Hosanna Medical Laboratory7 Eluku Street Ikorodu
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)Ishaga Road, Idi Araba Mushin
Lagos Blood Transfusion Committee5th floor, Lagos Island Maternity Hospital
Grandville Medical And Laser6, Oyediran Street, Off Bode Thomas Surulere
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)1-5 Oba Akinjoba Street, G.R.A, Ikeja
48th Armed Forces Hospital LagosLagos
68th Armed Forces Hospital Lagos 
Blood donation centers in Lagos State

26. Nasarawa State

Blood BankAddress
Federal Medical CenterOpposite Keffi Motor Park, Keffi

27. Niger State

Blood BankAddress
General Hospital SulejaGeneral hospital, Suleja, Niger State.

28. Ogun State

Blood BankAddress
Lafia Kowa Specialist Hospital122, Ejirin Road, Ijebu Ode, Ogun
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)General Hospital Ibrekodo, Abeokuta, Ogun State
Babcock University Teaching HospitalLLishan-Remo, Ikenne, Ogun State

29. Ondo State

Blood BankAddress
State Specialist HospitalHospital Road, Akure

30. Osun State

Blood BankAddress
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching HospitalIlesha Road, Ile-Ife

31. Oyo State

Blood BankAddress
Molete Diagnostic Center270 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Molete, Ibadan South West, Oyo
General Hospital OyoOyo Road Iseyin Town, Iseyin, Oyo, Nigeria
Kejide Specialist HospitalElewura Street Challenge, Ibadan South East, Oyo
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)Qtrs 854, Queen Elizabeth Road, Opp. K.S Motel by Total Garden, Ibadan
Central HospitalBenin City
Lautech Teaching HospitalOgbomoso/Illorin Road, Oyo
University College HospitalLayi Ayanniyi Street, Ibadan

32. Plateau State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)Hospital, Old Bukuru Road, Jos
Bingham University Teaching HospitalJos
Jos University Teaching Hospital 

33. Rivers State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion ServiceNBTS Armed Force Center, Military Hospital, Aba-Road, Port-Harcourt
Braithewaite Memorial HospitalPort Harcourt
University of Port Harcourt Teaching HospitalEast-West Road, Port-Harcourt

34. Sokoto State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion ServiceAdjacent State Specialist Hospital, Sultan Abubakar Road, Sokoto
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching HospitalGarba Nadama Road, Sokoto

35. Taraba State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)New Commissioners Quarters. Near Presidential Lodge, Jalingo

36. Yobe State

Blood BankAddress
National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS)General Hospital, Nangere-Potiskum, Yobe

37. Zamfara State

Blood BankAddress

How Does Blood Donation Work in Nigeria?

Having seen where all the places in the various Nigerian States where you can donate blood, the next important thing is to understand the criteria for blood donation in Nigeria, which you can see by clicking on this link. Also, you need to understand how the process of blood donation works in Nigeria which is also contained in the link above.

Finally, If you have updated information about the blood banks in Nigeria and where people can donate blood in Nigeria which is not on the above list, kindly make a suggestion using the comment section below.

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Dr. Lee
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