Society for Aids Africa (SAA), a Non-Governmental Group (NGO) has organized a blood donation train for the 37 Army Blood Financial institution to extend its blood provide to avoid wasting lives.
The Train was spearheaded by the Society for Aids Africa in collaboration with the Ghana Broadcasting Company and Ecobank.
Mr Luc Armand Bodea, Director Coordinator for SAA, stated the aim for the blood donation was to advertise increment of blood provide to the Hospital by eligible donors.
He stated his outfit realized individuals weren’t donating blood through the lockdown resulting from Covid 19 pandemic, which resulted to scarcity of blood in varied hospital blood banks.
He stated the train was to offer free well being screening to find out the well being standing of the donors, so it was crucial for eligible donors to donate.
“Individuals are scared to donate blood as a result of they have no idea what they’re placing there, sometime your father, mom or relative may have blood and that would save their lives” Mr Bodea added.
He stated blood donation doesn’t destroy your well being system, however somewhat give you the chance to scrutinize your blood standing equivalent to HIV, Hepatizes B, Diabetes, amongst others and appealed to the general public to donate to avoid wasting extra lives.
“We used to prepare this exercise yearly on December 1 in Uganda on World Aids Day, however we determined to have it at this time and planning on doing it yearly,” Mr Bodea stated.
He stated his outfit deliberate to start out with the 37 Army Hospital f and would proceed with Korle bu Instructing Hospital subsequent 12 months.
Main Kwasi Boaheng, Head of Division for 37 Army Blood Financial institution, stated the Hospital was on the fore entrance of saving lives, and it was an emergency accident heart due to the close by Motor Means, including, blood ought to all the time be obtainable.
He stated the Hospital was a significant referral heart for a lot of the satellite tv for pc hospitals round, which calls for availability of blood for such disagreeable occurrences.
“A technique that we guarantee this was to make sure that such actions just like the blood donation happen and we coordinate and ensure blood is used for stipulated goal,” he stated.
He stated individuals had been afraid to donate blood due to the COVID 19, including, issues had been altering and referred to as on different organizations to additionally promote blood donation campaigns.
He counseled SAA for his or her initiative and referred to as on the general public particularly the youth to partake within the train to avoid wasting lives.
Mr Cosmos Ohene–Adjei, Director, Coverage and Planning of the Ghana Aids Fee, counseled SAA for the blood donation initiative and their strategy to HIV, including, the outfit organized conferences and invite consultants and technocrat’s and researchers to deliberate on issues on HIV.
He stated the train was a possibility to know one’s HIV standing due to the blood screening and counseled SAA for the actions.
Mr Eddie Barnor a 64-year-old man who has donated 86 instances, stated he began donating blood since 1976 and has not been to the hospital for any well being difficulty.
The donor stated, he donates each 4 months, which provides him free medical screening to examine his well being standing.
He stated it was not painful donating blood as individuals speculated and appealed to the general public to donate since there have been a whole lot of profit to derive from it.