The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints Ofankor Stake has held a blood donation exercise to help stock the National Blood Bank.
Mr. George Thompson, Second Counsellor in the Ofankor Stake Presidency, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra, that the exercise formed part of the Church’s mission of helping the people to lead healthy lives.
Mr. Thompson said as Church members, they were following the footsteps of Christ who did good to mankind.
He said though it was the first time the Ofankor Stake, had organised such an exercise since its independence barely a year, it is going to be part of the Church’s activities yearly.
“We are going to have it twice in a year, that is one in the first six months and the last in the last six months of every year,” he said.
Mr. Moses Kofi Nyame Ashiagbor, Media Expert on Public Affairs, Accra Ghana, urged individuals to sacrifice their time and render such voluntary services to help save lives and help solve the problem of blood issues at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Mrs. Akoaua Brefowaa Okyere-Keelson, Blood Donor Organiser at the National Blood Service at the hospital, lauded the church, leaders and members for the kind gesture that would go a long way to save lives.
Nana Kwaku Amankwah Appiah, the Finance and Administrative Manager of Cancer Centre and a regular blood donor expressed happiness at being able to help save lives through the donation.
He told the GNA that he is ready to support anytime he is called on to donate especially when getting blood in the country is sometimes difficult.
He advised the public to give a hand or volunteer to give a pint of blood to save lives.