MTN Ghana has organized a blood donation exercise as part of the company’s gesture for Valentine’s Day.
The campaign, dubbed, “Save a Life Blood Donation” was aimed at stocking the national blood bank.
The exercise took place at the MTN House, with hundreds of persons volunteering to donate their blood.
Addressing the media, Acting Corporate Service Executive of MTN, Mrs. Pala Asiedu Ofori, said the campaign has helped to save the lives of many people over the years.
She said since the month of February is widely regarded as the month of love, MTN deems it appropriate to hold the exercise as part of its gesture to the National Blood Bank.
“As a result of the generosity of our volunteers, many lives have been saved. We celebrate all our blood donors for their support in sustaining this project and for helping to make the lives of the beneficiaries a whole lot brighter,” Mrs. Asiedu Ofori said.
“This year’s edition of MTN’s “Save a Life Blood Donation” forms a part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of MTN Ghana Foundation.
Activities for the the 10th anniversary celebration which was launched in October 2017, will end in April 2018.
Mrs. Asiedu Ofori called on the public to volunteer to donate their blood, as it would help to save the lives of those who need it.
She added that MTN Ghana looks forward to continuing with the blood donation exercise in subsequent years, insisting “in many hospitals across the country, lives are threatened by the lack of blood and many people still rely on family members or paid donors.”
“From a modest beginning of three bleeding centers in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi, the blood donation has been extended to all 10 regions of Ghana.
The MTN Ghana Foundation, with the support of its staff, its agencies, partners and the public, for the past seven years collected 6,226 pints of blood through voluntary blood donations.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe