The MTN Ghana Foundation on Valentine’s Day set out to obtain some five thousand pints of blood for the various blood banks in the country in order to help save lives.
The exercise which hitherto, was only held in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi was this year extended to all sixteen regions of Ghana.
In the Ashanti region, the MTN team stormed the Kumasi Technical Institute, the T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School and the University Hall (Katanga) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to draw blood.
in an interview with www.rawgist.com revealed that the MTN Ghana Foundation has since the inception of the valentine’s day blood donation exercise obtained over fourteen thousand pints of blood. Last year, the event helped in obtaining four thousand, four hundred and forty-nine (4,449) pints of blood beating the set target of three thousand, five hundred (3,500) pints.
Madam Adwoa Afrakoma Baah Obeng stated that MTN takes Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and will continue to undertake projects that affect the lives of Ghanaians positively.
MTN begins construction of Bleeding unit for Cape Coast Hospital
She revealed that the MTN Ghana Foundation has cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of a bleeding unit for the Cape Coast Hospital. This, she said followed a distress call from the hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department lamenting the loss of maternal lives due to blood-related issues.
Deputy Chief Blood Donor Manager at the Komfo Anokye Hospital’s Blood Transfusion unit told Bernard Buachi of rawgist.com at the Kumasi Technical Institute that the exercise had exceeded their expectations. He stressed that donating blood had some health benefits and encouraged all Ghanaians to make it a point to donate voluntarily.
He appealed to individuals and organizations to sponsor blood donation exercises to enable his outfit draw and stock more blood in order to save lives.
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