Jumat, 03 September 2010


As part of its social responsibility programme, the Excellence Foundation has  organised a  blood donation exercise for the Korle Bu Blood Bank.

The donation which was done with support from Cadbury Ghana Limited was to bring to the fore, the precarious situation at the hospital’s blood bank.It was also to encourage other corporate bodies to emulate their action and support the blood bank.

The Corporate Affairs Director of the Excellence Awards Foundation, Nana Osei Afrifa, said the demand for blood was so high that people sometimes lost their lives.

“We recently have had instances in the country when tragic accidents have occurred and most of the victims die as a result of lack of blood for transfusion,” he said.
He added that if there was a constant replenishing of blood at the bank it could help save lives.

The Head of Laboratory of the Trust Hospital, Mrs Rosemond Bray, said the donation of blood by the foundation was very laudable since people now shy away from blood donations because of the rise of sexually transmitted diseases.

“ Unlike previously when people would hurriedly donate blood when the need arises, this time people feel reluctant to donate because of the fear that certain diseases might be found in their blood,” she said.

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