Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has led about 100 persons including journalists in the Ministry’s press pool and staff of the Ministry and Information Services Department (ISD) to donate blood to compliment stocks at the national blood bank.
Five weeks ago, the Ghana National Blood Service had indicated during one of the Minister’s press briefings that it needed more people to support the blood bank since it was running out of blood to save lives.
This they explained was as a result of restrictions on social distancing occasioned by the pandemic which affected mass blood donation across the country.
The Ministry responded by throwing the challenge to members of the press pool and staff of the Ministry to help fix the problem together.
Five weeks on, about 100 volunteers, including journalists, staff and members of the general public inclusive came in their numbers to participate in the donation exercise.
The Minister who was excited at the turn out of the exercise thanked volunteers for their kind gesture in helping refill the bank saying “the exercise is worth emulating by corporate institutions.”
He said the success of the exercise shows how much we can achieve as a collective if we bring our hands on deck.
The blood donation exercise was supported by the Cocoa Processing Company, Fan Milk Ghana LTD, Accra Brewery LTD, Awake Mineral Drinking Water, Special Ice Company, Re-focus Experiential Ghana, Tobinco Pharmaceuticals and Ocean Spray.