A Deputy Head of Blood Transfusion Medicine Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital [KATH], Mr. Christian Oppong Mensah has called on the public to adopt attitude towards donating blood to Blood Banks across the country.
Mr. Oppong Mensah made the call at the 10th edition of a blood donation exercise organized by Mobile Telecommunication Network, MTN -Ghana Foundation as part of activities to mark the Valentine’s Day.
This year’s event was held at three centers including Kumasi Technical Institute, T.I Ahmadiyya Senior High and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology -Famous Katanga Hall ,
Mr. Oppong Mensah stressed that; donating blood must be a regular and committed effort by the public to keep the country’s blood banks running.
MTN-Ghana’s Acting General Manager for the Northern Sector, Adwoa Afrakomah Obeng, has reiterated the company’s commitment to prioritize quality healthcare delivery in the country as part of its corporate social responsibilities.
She said Valentine’s Day was the best day for corporate bodies to support blood donations since it is also a way of showing love to the needy.
Madam Afrakomah Obeng revealed that MTN-Ghana for the past 10 years has donated 14,000 pints of blood to the KATH Blood Bank.
According to her, this year MTN has cut sod to construct a bleeding unit with office complex to support Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Blood Bank.
Students queue to donate
Over 500 student population joined long queues to partake in the exercise at Kumasi Technical Institution.
The students were screened by officials of the Blood Bank before finally donating the blood.
They expressed excitement and urged the general public to help restock the country’s blood banks.
The students of K.T.I commended MTN-Ghana for choosing K.T.I as part of this year’s Valentine’s Day edition of the blood donation .