MTN Ghana Foundation congratulates voluntary blood donors as they join the global commemoration of World Blood Donor Day.
To draw interest to the position that voluntary blood donations play in saving lives and improving cohesion inside communities, this year’s World Blood Donor Day is being honored with the theme “Donating blood is an act of solidarity: Join the effort and save lives”.
World Blood Donor Day is observed every yr on 14th June to elevate focus at the want for secure blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life saving present of blood.
Blood is a vital element withinside the fitness care delivery system, in particular for each deliberate and emergency clinical conditions. Yet blood isn’t always constantly to be had in a well timed manner, the facts constantly imply the shortage of blood in blood banks throughout Ghana. It is towards this heritage that MTN Ghana Foundation has through the years prepared its annual blood donation marketing campaign dubbed “Save a Life” to help efforts in restocking blood banks throughout the country and assist create focus at the want for secure blood. To date, over 20,000 pints of blood had been amassed for the reason that inception of the initiative in 2011.
In addition, the Foundation in 2021 built and handed over a blood bank to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital that’s pronounced to have contributed in lowering maternal and toddler mortality by 20%.
Commenting at the celebration, the Acting Chief Corporate Services Officer of MTN Ghana, Nana Kofi Asare said “As we celebrate World Blood Donor Day, I would really like to acknowledge the efforts all of the people who’ve through the years taken the initiative to voluntarily donate blood with the only goal of saving lives. We recognize their lifestyles saving present of blood.”
“As the world celebrates World Blood Donor day, I am calling on all eligible blood donors to donate blood at regular periods to assist save lives”.
In recognition of its efforts, the MTN Ghana Foundation was adjudged the best company blood donor in 2013, 2nd highest company donor in 2014 and one of the highest company donors in 2015.