Blood Foundation commends blood donors



The Board of Trustees of the Ghana Blood Foundation has commended all voluntary blood donors for their selfless commitment to donating blood to save lives.
It called on all to be committed to the campaign for regular voluntary blood donation to avoid needless deaths at the various hospitals.


This was in a statement signed by Mr Frank Gadzekpo, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation,  in Accra to mark this year's World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14.


The day is dedicated to all voluntary blood donors who have ensured the availability of safe blood despite the COVID-19 crisis.

"Ghana must be committed to improving voluntary blood collection from the current 34 per cent to at least 50 per cent by the end of this year.”

The statement reminded all that blood safety was a shared responsibility and everyone had a role to play be it government, corporate and civil society organisations.

This is reflected in this year’s theme: "Safe Blood, Saves Lives,” with the slogan “Give Blood and make the World a Healthier Place to Live”.

The Foundation urged the private sector, civil society organisations, and government through the Ministry of Health to commit to the campaign of voluntary blood donation to make access to safe blood a reality for all.
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