Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central collected 1,200 units of blood from five regions in a nationwide blood donation campaign to help stock blood banks across Ghana. The breaddown is as follows: Upper East – 265 units, Upper West – 232 units,  Northern – 348 units, Brong-Ahafo – 209 units, Ashanti – 146 units. The blood drive was part of the club’s ‘Give Blood, Save A Life’ themed campaign being held in 10 regional capitals of Ghana to collect 2,000 units of blood. The effort was supported by Rotary Club and its sister organisations in collaboration with the Ghana National Blood Service.

The Service Projects Director of Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central Ms. Maame Kwaaba Stephens said the three-month campaign sought to address the shortage of blood in hospitals across Ghana. Ms. Stephens entreated the public to voluntarily donate blood to save lives rather than demand incentives before participating in such blood drives. Ms. Stephens noted that people ought to understand that what matters most is the being able to give someone else the chance to live to see another day through donating blood. She also called for support from other corporate organizations.

Assistant Governor of Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central Mr. Victor Yaw Asante said Rotary Club was an association of volunteers who used their expertise and their time to give back to society through rendering humanitarian services.

Credits: | Jessica Acheampong