Ecobank Ghana, in partnership with MTN Ghana Foundation, recently organized its staff and members of the general public to donate blood voluntarily to the National Blood Bank at Korle-Bu in Accra and other selected regional capitals.
The exercise, dubbed ‘Save a Life Campaign, was the sixth in the series.
Patricia Sappor, Head of Communications and Public Relations at Ecobank Ghana and the West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ), in an address, said her outfit was committed to saving the lives of Ghanaians in various forms.
She indicated that Ecobank’s collaboration with MTN formed part of efforts by the bank to contribute to the development of the continent.
Joyce Oppong Adu, an official of the National Blood Bank, called on healthy Ghanaians to donate blood every four months to restock the bank.
According to her, people reduce heart attacks and weight by donating blood.
Cynthia Lumor, Executive Director at MTN Ghana, said last year, the mobile telecommunications company mobilized 625 pints of blood across the country.
The recent exercise had a target of 700 pints.
The donation exercise simultaneously took place at Shama, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.
Mrs Lumor indicated that the move forms part of the two corporate bodies’ contribution towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 & 5, which seek to reduce child and maternal mortality.
Ecobank Ghana, which sponsored last year’s exercise, did same this year.
Mrs Lumor expressed gratitude to Ecobank Ghana, Coca Cola Company, Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, Dapaska Enterprise, Nanaba Enterprise, Gold Street Company Limited and other companies for the support.
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