Western Regional Blood Bank marks 2021 World Blood Donor Day with massive campaign
The Western Region Blood Bank has planned a massive blood donation exercise at the Aboadze Community Park to mark this year’s World Blood Donor Day. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on 14th June each year. The aim is to raise global awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and the contribution that critical voluntary and unpaid blood donors make to national health systems.
The day also provides opportunity to call to action, governments and national health authorities to provide accurate resources and put into play systems and infrastructures to increase the collection of blood from voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors.
Throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic, despite limited mobility and other challenges, blood donors in many countries have continued to donate blood and plasma to patients who need transfusion. This extraordinary effort during a time of unprecedented crisis highlight the crucial role of well organized, committed voluntary, non-remunerated blood donors in ensuring a safe and sufficient blood supply during normal and emergency times.
For 2021, the World Blood Donor Day slogan is ‘give blood and keep the world beating’. The message highlights the essential contribution blood donors make to keep the world pulsating by saving lives and improving other’s health. It reinforces the global call for more people all over the world to donate blood regularly and contribute to better health.
There are a number of voluntary and unpaid regular blood donors to the Regional Blood Bank at Effia Nkwanta Hospital who are worthy of recognition. Mr. Kobbie Ansah Eshun, a forty-four year old O negative blood donor has donated thirty three times, Mr. Zadkiel Baisie a fifty-three year old A positive blood donor has donated fifty-five times and Mr Kobina Bortsie a thirty-five year old B positive blood donor who has donated for twenty-four times. The life stories of these individuals in the Western Region is testimony of how an individual can live healthily despite donating many times. The Regional Blood Donor organizer, Emmanuel Essien as well as the entire management and staff of Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, are appreciative of all voluntary blood donors in the Western and Western North Regions.
You can also be a voluntary blood donor by filling and submitting our blood donor forms on this web page.