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Cape Coast : MTN mark Valentine’s Day with blood donation

                                          A student of Mfantsipim donating blood

MTN Ghana, in collaboration with Save a Life Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, and the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Blood Bank , has organized blood donation exercise in Mfantsipim Senior High School in Cape Coast in the Central region to help save lives.

The exercise, which was  aimed at motivating people to donate blood to complement the blood stock at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and the Ghana Blood Bank, was held as part of the Valentine’s Day celebration which is a day marked as a season for showing love.

 A section of the students waiting for their turn to donate

Senior Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact of MTN Ghana Foundation, Mr. Robert Kuzoe in his opening address revealed that, the exercise was started in 2011 as purely MTN staff event but has now transitioned to include business partners, agencies and the members of the general public.

He continued that, the interest of MTN in sustaining the project is to ensure there is a healthy society, who can patronize their services, and that is why MTN Ghana Foundation continue to invest in Education, Health and Economic Empowerment.

Human Resource Manager for MTN in the Western and Central Regions, Regina Akaifie, who was impressed about the huge numbers of volunteers turnout, congratulated donors for the love shown on the day. she added that,  all donors were taken through series of blood test and various examinations to ensure they are fit to donate, those who qualified are then taken  through the next stage to donate, they are later given packages with drugs and drinks to replenish lost energy.

In all, about four hundred (400) pants of blood was stocked at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital blood bank in the Central Region.

Samuel Oduro kwameng, Blood Donor Organiser at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Blood Bank, commended MTN for the exercise and called on other entities to emulate the gesture, as it is the surest way of getting wholesome blood to save emergency cases.

He revealed that, the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital blood bank transfuses about 25 pants of blood daily, it is therefore very important to stock the blood bank through such voluntary exercises to have blood always at their disposal.

Source: www.ghananewsalert.com

 

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