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Insurance workers donate blood to Korle-bu

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Personnel of insurance companies on Thursday donated blood to the National Blood Bank of Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, to help solve the problem of blood shortage at the medical facility.

More than 200 workers donated to the bank in the exercise organised by the Ghana Insurers Association (GIA).

Mr Atsu K. Menyawovor, Chief Executive Officer of GIA, said the exercise was part of the Association’s social responsibility to reach out to people who needed blood to survive.

He said the exercise would be an annual programme as a way to contribute their quota to national development.

Mr Menyawovor noted that lack of blood at health facilities is a serious threat to human life and, therefore, called on the public to constantly support programmes directed at helping to save life.

He said life-saving is a collective responsibility and that was why the Association organised the exercise.

Mr Menyawovor called on Ghanaians to take insurance premiums to secure their future and cushion them against loss of their incomes.

Mr John Ahadjie, Assistant Chief Blood Donor Organiser, at the Blood Bank, commended the donors.

The workers were advised against donating blood when they have low haemoglobin levels or infected by the Hepatitis B virus.

Source: GNA

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