Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023
Collaboration is needed in Ghana to improve voluntary blood donation programs

Maame Kwaaba Stephens, the Blood Ambassador and Director of Kaysens Group, has urged for more voluntary blood donation campaigns to supply the National Blood Bank in order to save lives in emergency situations.

Collaboration is needed in Ghana to improve voluntary blood donation programs

She made the remark at the sixth edition of the “2023 March Blood Donation Awareness Walk,” which had the subject “As We Walk, Let’s Think of Ways in Which We Can Improve Our Environment.”

The annual event’s goal is to urge individuals to donate blood on a regular basis since the country’s blood shortage remains a severe concern.

Speaking about the issues of the family replacement system, the Blood Ambassador stated that the act was not helpful and that many people had died due to a lack of blood.

“Not everyone can donate blood. So, if you cannot donate, partner, sponsor blood donation drives among others to make Ghana one of the countries with 100% voluntary blood donation,” she stated.

She stated that the COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in a scarcity of blood in several hospital blood banks and urged the public to donate because there were numerous benefits to doing so.

Maame also urged corporations to fund blood donation initiatives in order to help rid the country of the family replacement scheme.

She thanked all of the sponsors and partners who contributed to the event’s success.
Dr. Barnabas Kwame Yeboah, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Ministry of Health, encouraged Ghanaians to give blood since it is crucial in the healthcare delivery system.

This is critical in order for the country to have a sustainable blood supply and simple access to blood in order to meet the third Sustainable Development Goal by 2030.

“Donate blood for Mother Ghana, especially for pregnant women who need blood during delivery, children, and others who may be in need of blood during an emergency,” Dr. Yeboah added.

Madam Helena Gaisie Stephens, Chief Executive Officer of Kaysens Gaisie Limited, encouraged the public to give on a regular basis in order to enhance their health and well-being.

Mr. Hussein Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Lele Group and primary sponsor, urged businesses in Ghana to support similar blood donation programs in order to enhance the country’s health system.

The celebration began with a health walk from Laboma Beach to Labadi Township and back to Laboma, where aerobics, blood donation, and a fun fair were organised to entertain attendees.

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