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Students From Three Kumasi SHS Donate Blood To KATH On Val’s Day

Some students from Prempeh College donating blood during MTN Val’s Day Donation Exercise on Wednesday.

Students from Kumasi High School, Serwaah Nyarko Senior High and Prempeh College on Wednesday voluntarily donated blood to restock the Komfo Anokye Blood Bank.

The exercise which was organized by telecom giant, MTN Ghana, is in its 13th year having begun in 2011 across the country.

Taking their turns, the excited looking students at their various campuses donated blood after going through the regular checks from the medical team from KATH.

At Prempeh College, about 90 students had donated blood in just one hour of the exercise while others were in queue waiting to do same.

MTN Official:

Speaking to the media, Nii Adotey Mingle, General Manager of MTN Northern Business District noted the commitment of the company to continue to facilitate the blood donation exercise across the country.

He said the motivation of MTN is to help improve the health care delivery in the country, adding that his outfit was committed to facilitate the voluntary donations so that the blood banks across the country could get enough to deal with emergencies.

MTN, he noted, realized that Valentine’s Day was ideal to carry out these outreach donations since the giving of blood better showed how one can be loving and caring as the day depicts.

“What more can one do to show love than to donate blood to save lives and so for us this is the reason we chose Valentine’s day and this year the target is to do 7, 000 units of blood across the country’’, the General Manager stated.

Transfusion Medicine Unit:

Madam Leslie Osei, Head of Komfo Anokye Medicine Transfusion Unit commended MTN for carrying out these outreach donation to shore up stock at the Blood Bank.

She noted her unit uses blood to treat emergencies including accidents and deliveries throughout the year.

The transfusion unit, she noted is happy that corporate institutions such as MTN and others have been whipping up interest in people to voluntarily donate blood to restock blood banks.

‘’For us at the Medicine Transfusion Unit we find this gesture by MTN commendable and we are also grateful to authorities at these three schools for allowing their students to voluntary donate blood to help restock blood banks across Ghana’’, Dr Osei stated.   

Source: Ghana/ Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi

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