SIC Life held a blood donation drive at the SIC Life Mall at Makola Market in Accra to help boost the stock of blood supplies at Ghana blood ban. The outreach was held in collaboration with the National Blood Service and was part of the nationwide blood donation initiative spearheaded by the National Insurance Commission (NIC).
Head of Corporate Affairs at SIC LIFE Mr. Albert Bahun-Wilson described the initiative as part of the company’s CSR commitments that target support for Ghana’s health sector and impacting positively on the lives of Ghanaians. Mr. Bahun-Wilson said the the blood raised will help facilitate the processes of managing emergencies such as accidents in health facilities across Ghana.
“If we seem to be losing the fight against road crashes, what we have control over is to support accident victims through blood donations…“We provide Life Insurance, so investing in health is crucial because good health translates to good business for us as a company.”Head of Corporate Affairs at SIC LIFE Mr. Albert Bahun-Wilson
Ms. Sophia Mellis Blankson, Head of the participating medical team from the National Blood Service, , commended SIC Life for supporting the initiative and pledged to strengthen partnerships with other corporate organizations to sustain the national blood bank.
Ms. Blankson observed that voluntary blood donations in Ghana account for 36% of the country’s blood donors. She contrasted this with the situation of neighboring countries like Togo where volunteers constitute more than 90% of blood donors. She encouraged Ghanaians to consider donating blood help save lives. She explained that volunteers are thoroughly screened to guarantee their own safety and the safety of the blood.
Other insurance companies that took part in the exercise were Enterprise Insurance, Enterprise Life, Glico General Insurance, Glico Life Insurance, Activa Insurance, and Quality Life Assurance.