Akoma FM’s blood donation attracts hundreds

A blood donation drive by Kumasi’s fastest growing radio station Akoma 87.9 FM saw many residents from Kumasi and its environs trooping to the premises as they queued to wait for their turns to donate blood.

At the end of the activation, 75 pints of blood were drawn, an outcome which impressed the Deputy Chief Blood Donor Manager at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Christian Oppong Mensah.

“With the situation we are faced with in terms of Covid-19, many people are reluctant to come out from their comfort zones and donate their blood so for me I can say that my expectations have been exceeded,” he said.

Akoma FM’s blood donation campaign, in collaboration with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Blood Service, is to help stock the National Blood Bank to save lives.

The blood donation attracted selfless voluntary donors with 80 to 90 percent of the donors not knowing their recipients, according to the Deputy Chief Blood Donor Manager at KATH.

Some donors who spoke with Akoma FM expressed gratification for the opportunity given them to show love to those in need of blood.

“We are happy to come here to donate our blood. To some of us it is an opportunity to save lives so I will urge those who are skeptical on donating their blood to have a second thought and come in their numbers to save lives. Who knows? It may be their relatives who will be in need of blood.”

The blood donation campaign forms part of Akoma FM’s corporate social responsibility.

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The move drew attention of several businesses and advertisers who willingly joined the wagon to make the blood donation a memorable one.

Sponsors of the Akoma FM’s blood donation were: Momo Milk, Beaver Dental Clinic, Luxilite Deodorant, Rich K. Fosu Rental, Holy Mary fast food, Ashun Noni Juice and Flex Special Foods.

By Nana Asenso Mensah|Akoma FM|3news.com|Ghana