MTN, Ecobank embark on Save-A-Life campaign

MTNMTN Ghana Foundation is organising its annual Valentine’s Day Blood Donation exercise on Friday, 13thFebruary, 2015, in partnership with Ecobank Ghana.

The exercise, dubbed “Save a Life Campaign,” is aimed at raising a total of 700 pints of blood to support and restock the National Blood Bank as well as blood banks of selected hospitals in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.  Beneficiary hospitals include Ridge Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Efia Nwanta Hospital and Tamale Teaching Hospital.

MTN Ghana Foundation and Ecobank are therefore pleased to invite staff, other corporate bodies and members of the general public to join the “Save a life campaign” and donate a pint of blood.

The exercise will take place in five locations:

  • Accra               –           MTN Ridge Towers Offices, Near Heritage Towers
  • Takoradi          –           Market Square in front of the MTN Service Center
  • Shama                         Frontage of Shama FM
  • Kumasi            –           Adum near Opoku Trading Enterprise and Katanga Hall, KNUST
  • Tamale –           Fore court of the Tamale Regional library near the  Jubilee Park

Commenting on the 2015 blood donation exercise, the Executive Director of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, said: “The MTN Ghana Foundation instituted the annual blood donation exercise because we are committed to supporting the health delivery system in the country.”

“We call on all persons who share in this vision to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day by donating a pint of blood to demonstrate their love for fellow humans,” she added.

MTN Ghana Foundation instituted the annual blood donation exercise in 2011 and was adjudged the Highest Corporate Blood Donor by the National Blood Bank in 2013.  In 2014, the Foundation received the award for second highest Corporate Blood Donor.



Source: Ghana/ DESK

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