The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Upper East Region has organised a blood donation exercise to augment the blood supply at the Regional Hospital’s blood bank.
The one-day exercise saw staff from the FDA, Ghana Health Service (GHS), and other departments and agencies, as well as nursing and midwifery students and the general public, donate blood.
The FDA noted that the exercise is part of their corporate responsibility to help save human lives through blood donation. Speaking to the media, Sebastian Mawuli Hotor, the Upper East Regional Head of the FDA, stated that the initiative is part of the authority’s social corporate responsibility to support the national blood bank by ensuring the availability of an adequate blood supply.
“The FDA believes that blood is life. We have a collaboration with the national blood bank, and we have been made aware that they often do not have enough blood available for those in need. Top management at the FDA recognized this need, and the CEO is very passionate about this particular social corporate responsibility. So, as part of public health and safety, which falls under our mandate, this initiative came into play.”
Madam Ajaratu Isaiah, the Head of Blood Mobilization at the Upper East Regional Hospital Blood Bank, called on the general public to voluntarily donate to the blood bank. She emphasised that blood is always needed in the hospital every day, hence the blood bank must always have an adequate supply.
The donors who spoke to the media expressed happiness for being part of the exercise. According to them, they view blood donation as a way of helping others who are in need of blood.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com | 101.1MHZ | David Azure | Bolgatanga