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UE: Public urged to voluntarily donate blood to support National Blood Bank

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The Officer in charge of the Upper East Regional Blood Bank, Paul Nyarko has called on the public to adopt voluntary blood donation habits in order to keep the regional blood bank stocked at all times.

He said this when he spoke to A1 News, when insurance companies in the Upper East Region, led by its regulator, the National Insurance Commission (NIC) organized a blood donation exercise at the Bolgatanga Senior High School as part of their annual activities.

Mr. Nyarko noted that it is important to ensure the availability of blood in all health facilities across the region to serve patients who need blood in the various hospitals.

“It is our social responsibility to donate blood for everybody at the hospital who needs blood. One thing about blood is you can’t walk into a pharmacy and buy blood so is very important we have many people coming to donate.”

“When you donate, you get a donor’s card, and you can use the donor’s card anytime you need blood. When you walk to the blood bank, there is no way anybody would ask you to go and bring a relative. And if you also donate more than four times, you can also use the donor’s card as insurance for your immediate family.”

Mr. Nyarko also dismissed concerns about blood being sold at blood banks across the country.

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|10.1MHZ|David Azure| Bolgatanga|

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