As part of efforts to give back to society and the nation , the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon,in partnership with the Rotaract Club of UPSA, Rotaract Club of Adentan and the Rotaract club of Adenta Central
held their annual blood donation exercise at the Awuntoma Medical Centre, UPSA Clinic in Accra, last Saturday the 21st of September, 2019.
Rotarian President Daniel Kuntu Tachie, Club President of Rotary club of Accra-Legon, said, “The purpose of the exercise is to support the National Blood Service to achieve its yearly target and help save lives.” He also emphasized the need for people to help save lives by visiting hospitals and clinics as well as taking part in blood donation exercises in their communities to support the National Blood Service save lives.
Past President of Rotary Club of Accra-Legon and Current Project Director John Michael Appiah-Acheampong explained that citizens are obligated to help save lives with initiatives such as blood donation exercises.
He added that it is this core mandate that propelled club menbers who are passionate about supporting their communities to organize the exercise every year.
He also spoke about the construction of a Library and Career Guidance Center for the Aplaku M/A 2 Basic School as their next project.
Rotarian Togbuiga Delasie Dogbey, Public Relations and Media Director of the Club noted that blood is crucial in the survival of every human being especially those in the hospitals.
He stated that usually relatives of patients in hospitals have to move around in search of blood to save the lives of loved ones in critical conditions.
“We are undertaking this initiative to ensure that such emergency situations do not put pressure on families who become stranded looking for donors or blood by moving from hospital to hospital,” he explained to this reporter.
“Rotary club Accra-Legon will continue to embark on similar projects like the exercise and will also continue to support education and other projects in the country.” he said.
Antoinette Emefa Lokko the Rotaract President of Rotaract Club of UPSA said a donation exercise is a conscious effort to save lives and she is happy her club partnered the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon to do this.
Most of the donors showed excitement and enthusiasm donating their blood to save a life.
Some of the donors also thanked the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon for organizing the exercise and urged companies and organizations to support the life-saving initiative.
Donors received free gifts for willingly supporting the initiative.
The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) and Precious Foods sponsored the program.
The Rotary Club of Accra-Legon meets every Wednesday from 6:30pm at the Earl Heights Hotel, Dzorwulu.