Scores of individuals have turned up for the Akoma FM blood donation exercise in Kumasi.
The exercise, an initiative by Media General’s radio station in Kumasi, is to stock the Transfusion Medicine Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
The Head of Blood Donor Recruitment Exercise at KATH, Kwame Asenso Mensah, said the Blood Bank at the hospital on a normal day has to be stocked with 500 units of blood.
“Without blood it will be difficult to run the operations at the hospital because of the number of patients who need blood on daily basis,” he said.
“At the Unit, we should have at least 500 units of blood daily.”
The Unit also dispenses 70 units of blood daily to patients, Kwame Asenso Mensah disclosed
“Such donation exercises help us to always have blood available for patients and we commend Akoma FM for taking the initiative to help us stock the blood bank,” he stated.
By Beatrice Spio-Garbrah|3news.com|Ghana