The exercise, dubbed “Drop a blood to save a life’’ organised at the Metro Mass Transit Bus Station, was supervised by health officials from the Swedru Hospital and patronised by members of the public.
The Public Relations Officer and Human Resource Manager of the station, Mr Michael Obeng Boakye, said as an organisation, it placed great importance on improving the health needs of the people within its coverage area.
He said the strategic location of the hospital, which served a lot of people, indicated that its blood bank would be overstretched and that the donation was to shore up the pints of blood at the hospital’s blood bank.
A Biomedical Laboratory Scientist at the Swedru hospital, Mr Michael Akwetey Tetteh, noted that blood donation exercises were very important and encouraged the public to take part since it would help prevent a lot of deaths at hospitals.
He admitted that there was a lot of pressure on the hospital’s blood bank as a lot of emergency cases are referred to the facility from nearby hospitals and that if there was not adequate blood to deal with such situations, a lot of lives would be lost.
The Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Oppong, on behalf of the assembly, donated GH¢1000 to support the exercise and noted that the assembly would continue to support such initiatives as that would help improve the health needs of the people in the area.
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