A volunteer donating blood
MTN Ghana Foundation is set for the fifth edition of its annual Valentine’s Day blood donation campaign to be rolled out today.
The exercise, dubbed ‘Save-a-Life’, is aimed at collecting 1,200 pints of blood at nine locations across Ghana.
The blood will go towards restocking the National Blood Bank as well as blood banks in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in Takoradi, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Bolga Regional Hospital and Cape Coast Regional Hospital.
A release by the company indicated that the blood donation drive is targeted at MTN employees as well as the general public, and will take place at nine collection centres in six regions.
The MTN House at the Independence Avenue will be the venue for the Accra exercise, while the Aggrey Memorial Senior High School (SHS) at Cape Coast will be the venue for the Central Region.
The Western Region will have theirs at the Fiaseman SHS-Bankyem, Tarkwa, the Market Circle Office branch, Takoradi and the Sekondi College, Sekondi.
In the Ashanti Region, Adum near Poku Trading Enterprise, Kumasi and St Joseph SHS, Mampong Asante, will be the venues.
The Northern Region and Upper East will have the forecourt of Regional Library, Tamale and Ramsey Sports Stadium (formally Saint John’s Park), Bolga respectively as the venues.
Commenting on the upcoming event, MTN Ghana Foundation Executive Director, Cynthia Lumor, said, “Helping others by giving part of ourselves is an honour, and the MTN Ghana Foundation is pleased to lead a campaign that enables people to positively impact the lives of others.
We see what we do at MTN as enabling endless opportunities, and as we prepare to show love to family and friends on Valentine’s Day, what better way is there to enable endless opportunities than to give the gift of life to those in need?”
MTN Ghana Foundation’s annual Valentine’s Day Save-a-Life blood donation campaign has been consistently recognised for its positive impact.
It has received awards for being the highest corporate blood donor in 2013, second highest corporate donor in 2014 and one of the highest corporate donors in 2015.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri