Naa O Naa Foundation in collaboration with the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and the Law Student Union have organized blood donation and health screening exercise at the University of Cape Coast as part of the celebration of the Law Students Union week celebration.
Senior Blood Donor Organizer at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Samuel Odua Quarmyne has expressed satisfaction about the blood donation exercise which he says is empowering the teaching hospital to serve emergency cases from the Central & Western Regions.
Samuel Odua Quarmyne also added that, the hospital takes part in this exercise because, “it is vital to save lives. The hospital is now a referral centre, mostly have emergency cases from Central and Western regions which needs blood to stabilize patients and make patients survive”.
He cleared some misconceptions people have about blood donation and indicated that “the blood is always not enough, every blood donated is accounted for, and a total of 280, 000 pints of blood is needed a year in Ghana, last year they had 180,000, currently under shortage, if you donate blood today, it goes to the hospitals to save lives and not for money.”
He is grateful to the organizers and encouraged students to voluntarily donate blood whenever they get the opportunity as it is really helpful.
Frank Otumfour, a regular donor believes there are emergency cases that calls for an immediate blood transfusion to patients and his blood can go help save a life.
Naa O Naa Foundation ensures quality of life through healthcare and civic sensitization of the citizenry of Ghana; a move the CEO Miss. Racheal Aryee said was inspired by her selfless conviction to serve and make an impact in every community she finds herself in.
Voluntary donors received donor cards.
source: Joseph Kojo Mensah| Choicism.com