By El-Amisty Nobo
As part of plans to help stock blood banks across the nation, the MTN Ghana Foundation will on Thursday, February 14 continue with its annual blood donation drive dubbed ‘Save a Life campaign.’
The project being done with the help of the Ghana Blood Service is aimed at realizing 3,500 pints of blood from all bleeding centers.
According to the World Health Organisation [WHO], lack of access to safe blood is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of childbearing women each year.
“We are very glad to have another opportunity to show our customers and all Ghanaians that we are a caring company. We believe that the availability of safe blood is critical in health administration and we are happy to assist, Robert Kuzoe, the Executive Secretary of the MTN Ghana Foundation said.
Below are the listed institutions which have been earmarked as bleeding centers: Greater Accra – MTN House at Ridge near Vanguard Assurance and Graphic Road office Ashanti – Opoku Ware School and St Louis SHS Volta region – Mawuli Sec School Eastern region – Koforidua Technical Institute Central region – Adisadel College, Cape Coast Western – TarkwaMTN Service Center, Fiaseman SHSTarkwa,Market Circle Takoradi, Aseda House, Takoradi Brong Ahafo – Sunyani Secondary School,Victoria Park Sunyani,Techiman Sec School,Mt Camel SHS,Techiman Northern region – Forecourt of Tamale Regional Library
Upper East – Bolga Girls SHS and Bolga Ramsey Park Upper West – Wa Ministries Park.
Since inception, 9560 pints have been realized with 2018 alone contributing 3294 pints.
The MTN Ghana Foundation is appealing to members of the public to come out in their numbers to express their love on Valentine’s Day by donating a pint of blood to help save lives.
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