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MTN Ghana collects 2,551 pints of blood for major hospitals

Ghanaians across the country donated 2,551 pints of blood to supports MTN Ghana Foundation’s “Save a Life” blood campaign.

The number exceeded 2,017 pints target for this year.
                 Mr. Ebenezer Asante, MTN Ghana CEO going through the process to donate blood
                                           
The annual exercise gives staff of MTN and the general public the opportunity to show love on Valentine’s Day by donating a pint of blood each. This year’s blood donation exercise had 12 bleeding centres across the 10 regions of Ghana.

The blood collected went directly to the National Blood Transfusion Services, 37 Military Hospital, Ridge Hospital and respective regional hospitals.

At the end of the exercise, the following number of pints were collected from the various regions:

Greater Accra (MTN House & Graphic Road) 243
Western (Tarkwa & Takoradi) 322
Central (Cape Coast) 220
Volta (Ho) 95
Eastern (Koforidua) 207
Ashanti (Kumasi & Ejisu) 364
Brong Ahafo (Sunyani) 307
Upper East (Bolga) 253
Upper West (Lawra &Wa) 204
Northern Region (Tamale) 336
TOTAL 2551

Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, the Executive Director of the MTN Ghana Foundation said “the exercise was a huge success and we owe it all to our partners and the benevolent donors who came to the various bleeding centres to participate in the exercise. “We believe that as a result of this exercise we have been able to save many lives over the years and we are gratified at the support and collaboration we have received from well-intentioned partners and donors.”

The MTN Ghana Foundation instituted the annual blood donation exercise, dubbed “Save a Life” campaign, in 2011 to support the restocking of blood at select blood banks. The program was initiated by MTN staff as part of the company’s corporate social investments activities.

Since the inception of the exercise, over 6,302 pints have been collected. The blood donation exercise was also initiated as part of MTN’s interest in health.

In recognition for its efforts, the MTN Ghana Foundation was adjudged the highest corporate blood donor in 2013, second highest corporate donor in 2014 and one of the highest corporate donors in 2015.

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