The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) recently announced shortage of blood in the blood bank.The news, however, alarmed several corporate organisations like Vodafone Ghana communication, to intervene by partnering TV3, an Accra based television station to bring people from far and near to donate blood last Saturday.
In a statement signed by Mr Stephen Addai-Baah, Public Relations Officer of NBTS, indicates that hospitals in Accra alone need about 200 units of blood daily to save lives.
Uche Ofodile, Chief Marketing Executive of Vodafone told the press that
Vodafone Foundation supports sustainable initiatives that solve pressing social needs such as blood donation to save lives in times of emergency: ‘for us, we believe that the welfare and livelihood of people is paramount to us‘.
She said since 2009, the Foundation has championed social and impactful investment programme, such as transforming the Korle-Bu Cancer Ward to a state of the art cancer treatment facility; build an ultra-modern community library for a cluster of schools at Asofan, provided incubators for the Tamale Teaching Hospital, assisted NADMO disaster recovery efforts by providing fibre glass speed boats and driving health awareness.
Vodafone Foundation was committed to improving quality of life in the communities. Our award-winning television proramme (HealthLine 255) has provided health information to millions of Ghanaians in the comfort of their homes and offer surgeries for various life threatening conditions.