|Give someone the gift of life this Christmas by donating a little bit of your blood|
BloggingGhana has joined health NGO St. Andrew's Clinics for Children, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and the Korle-Bu blood bank to organise a blood donation drive this Christmas season. This is in response to the limited supply of blood at the blood centre and increased demand at this time of the year. It is revealing to know that there are only 80 units of blood available, compared to the 200 units needed, forcing officials to contemplate closing down the bank.
According to one of the organisers, the enterprising Maame Aba Daisie:
This period is the most tasking for the blood bank. Having them close down means families with emergencies are going to have to look within themselves for eligible donors.
I encourage everyone to support this laudable initiative by donating blood. The dates are 22nd and 24th December at the Korle-Bu Blood Centre and 27th and 28th December at NMIMR, located on the University of Ghana campus.
You can also support the campaign by sharing the information widely on social media especially Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtags #GiveBlood and #savealife on Twitter.