Val’s Day: MTN Ghana Targets 3,500 Pints of Blood in Another Mega Campaign

Flash back: An executive of MTN Ghana being taken through the blood donation process

Accra, Ghana, February 11, 2019//-MTN Ghana Foundation has announced a new target for its annual blood donation exercise dubbed “Save-a-Life campaign” to be held across the 10 regions of the country.

The mega blood donation campaign which is scheduled on Thursday the 14th of February 2019 is targeting to raise 3,500 pints of blood from all the bleeding centres in the 10 regions.

Bleeding Centres

Greater Accra–    MTN House at Ridge near Vanguard Assurance and Graphic Road office

Ashanti      –        Opoku Ware School and St Louis SHS

Volta          –        Mawuli Sec School

Eastern       –        Koforidua Technical Institute

Central       –        Adisadel College, Cape Coast

Western      –        Tarkwa MTN Service Centre, Fiaseman SHS Tarkwa,Market Circle Takoradi, Aseda House, Takoradi

BrongAhafo        –        Sunyani Secondary School,Victoria Park Sunyani,Techiman Sec School,Mt Camel SHS,Techiman

Northern    –        Forecourt of Tamale Regional Library

Upper East –        Bolga Girls SHS and Bolga Ramsey Park

Upper West         –        Wa Ministries Park

The aim of the campaign is to help stock blood banks across the country. The project is being done with the help of the Ghana Blood Service, according to officials of MTN Ghana Foundation, the corporate affairs arm of MTN Ghana.

“We are very glad to have another opportunity to show our customers and all Ghanaians that we are a caring company. We believe that the availability of safe blood is critical in health administration and we are happy to assist, Robert Kuzoe, the Executive Secretary of the MTN Ghana Foundation said.

This year, the Save-a-Life campaign will take place in under listed institutions which have been earmarked as bleeding centres.

The foundation is appealing to members of the public to come out in their numbers to express their love on Valentine’s Day by donating a pint of blood to help save lives.

Since inception, 9560 pints have been realized with 2018 alone contributing 3294 pints.

The project has earned the Foundation/MTN some laurels, which include but not limited to the Highest Corporate Blood Donor-2013, second highest Corporate Blood Donor -2014, and one Highest Corporate Donor in 2015.

According to the World Health Organisation, lack of access to safe blood is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of childbearing women each year.

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