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Sickle cell unit helped

IJEBU-ODE, Nigeria — Regular service at the general hospital here led missionaries to the hospital's motherless unit, especially to the children in the sickle cell clinic. Seeing a shortage of supplies, the missionaries informed their mission president and the result was a donation of vitamins and medications.

The presentation was made to the Sickle Cell Medical Board by missionaries representing the Church's Humanitarian Services.

In response, the chief matron, Mrs. Adebanjo, explained what the sickle cell disease is and then expressed profound gratitude to the Church and missionaries for the kind gestures rendered. She promised that the medication would be judiciously utilized for the patients.

In their service at the hospital, missionaries clean the facilities and help with weighing and recording information about the children, said Elder Theophilus Tandoh. He was accompanied at the presentation of the donation by Sister Margie Stewart, who observed, "It is our joy to see the lives of others get better by the services we render."