The MTN Ghana Foundation on Friday, February 12 organized the 5th edition of its annual Valentine’s Day blood donation campaign.
The exercise dubbed “Save – a- Life” aimed at collecting 1200 pints of blood at nine locations across Ghana. The blood will go towards restocking the National Blood Bank as well as blood banks in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Effia Nkwanta Hospital in Takoradi, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Bolga Regional Hospital and Cape Coast Regional Hospital.
In an interview with MTN Ghana Foundation, Executive Director Mrs. Cynthia Lumor stated that “helping others by giving part of ourselves is an honour and the MTN Ghana Foundation is pleased to lead a campaign that enables people to positively impact the lives of others. We See what we do at MTN as enabling endless opportunities and as we prepare to show love to family and friends on Valentine’s Day, what better way is there to enable endless opportunities than to give the gift of life to those in need?”
MTN Ghana Foundation’s annual Valentine’s Day Save- a- Life blood donation campaign has consistently been recognized for its positive impact. MTN received awards for being the highest corporate blood donor in 2013, second highest corporate donor in 2014 and one of the highest corporate donors in 2015.
Speaking to rawgist.com’s Edward Oppong Marfo at Adum, Kumasi at the venue where MTN Ghana Foundation collaborated with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Blood Bank, Dr Shirley Owusu Ofori, Head of Transfusion Medicine Unit, KATH entreated Ghanaians to donate blood regularly to help stock the National Blood Bank.
MTN remains Ghana’s telecommunications network with the highest subscriber base.