The 37 military hospital, as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations has organised a two-day blood donation exercise.
The aim of the project is to restock the blood bank and provide support for persons who require blood during this period.
The exercise under the caption, “1 pint can save 3 lives” is to encourage as many blood donors who are in the capacity to do so, to do it to save lives.
The commander of the 37 military hospital, Brigadier General Ralph Kojo Ametepi who was present at the opening ceremony of the exercise “called on the military high command, corporate bodies, organisations and philanthropists to seriously consider the blood bank expansion project to get the blood bank unit a befitting and spacious accommodation to operate in.”
The first day saw many people come from all walks of life, some from as far as the Eastern region.
Few people Citi News spoke to explained that they were encouraged by the plight of the hospital to improve the stock levels at the blood bank .
One of the donor Beatrice Gavor said she was giving back because she once benefitted from a donation exercise.
Another donor, Edward Amponsah Afari stated “I have the passion of donating blood. We must help one another”
However the head of the blood bank at the 37 Military Hospital, Captain Nana Yaa Snyper bemoaned the challenges the department is confronted with including the lack of space for the blood bank and called on individuals and organisations to help put up the blood bank expansion project.
By: Zoe Abu-Baidoo/citifmonline.com/Ghana