Mamedia Ventures gears up for Easter walk, blood donation

Mamedia Ventures is set to organize the biggest fitness walk and blood donation exercise to stock the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) on April 20, in Kumasi.

According to the organizers, about 1,000 participants from the Kumasi Technical University, the KATH Nursing Training College and 20 other fitness clubs are billed to storm the metropolis.

The 10-kilometer walk is being put together by Mamedia Ventures with support from telecommunication giants, MTN and SIC Insurance Company Limited.

Launching the event at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, the Head of Transfusion Medical Unit of KATH, Dr Shirley Owusu-Ofori, said blood donors were 88 per cent less likely to suffer heart attack than those who do not donate.

She said KATH agreed on Easter Saturday because it coincides with the commemoration of the shedding of blood by Jesus Christ to save mankind.

“In every situation, surgery, trauma, severe anaemia and complications of pregnancy, blood is needed therefore it becomes imperative for us to support our hospitals to have a regular source of blood or donations,” Dr Owusu-Ofori said.

The CEO for Mamedia Ventures, Nii Maale-Adsei, said talks were underway with some members of corporate Ghana to join in the walk and help stock KATH’s blood bank.

A number of companies are also expected to pull resources together to refresh the athletes and provide gifts to the students.–GNA

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