Home / GENERAL NEWS / Doctors And Nurses Donate Blood As Shortage Hits Eastern Reg. Hospital

Doctors And Nurses Donate Blood As Shortage Hits Eastern Reg. Hospital

Spread the love

Staff of the Eastern Regional Hospital, Koforidua (ERHK), are donating blood to stock the blood bank of the hospital which has been hit by massive blood shortage.

The hospital started experiencing blood shortage in 2020 during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic .

However, the situation has not seen any significant improvement compelling management of the hospital to fall on its staff to stock the blood bank.

The Medical Director Dr. Arko Akoto Ampaw and other doctors, nurses and midwives have been donating blood to save lives of their patients.

See also  Dr. Bawumia launches National Youth Volunteers Programme


The blood donation campaign initiated by Management of the Hospital dubbed; “A Pint of Blood to Save Lives” recently saw staff at the Obstetric & Gynaecology, and the Paediatric Department donate pints blood for the for bank.





Other departments at the hospital are expected to take their turn in subsequent days.

Ghana has failed to achieve 100 per cent voluntary blood donation status as required by the World Health Organization (WHO) albeit increasing demand for blood transfusion.

Statistics from the WHO indicates that only 62 countries globally have almost achieved the 100 per cent of their national blood supplies from voluntary unpaid blood donations, with thirty-four others including Ghana still dependent on family replacement blood donors.

See also  CCNSP Writes To NSS Boss On Issues Relating To Their Allowances





Government of Ghana’s delay in passing the National Blood Service Bill, which seeks to provide the requisite legal framework to accelerate progress towards 100 percent voluntary blood donation, is compounding the situation in the country.








































See also  Eastern Regional Hospital Alarmed Over Increasing Kidney And Cancer Cases










Source: Starrfm.com.gh










Disclaimer: MyGhanaMedia is not responsible for this report and its content. There are four types of content published on MyGhanaMedia daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.



Send your news stories to [email protected] and Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719




About Adwenpa-Hene

I'm Adwenpa-Hene |Blogger & Broadcaster Journalist. I am the CEO and manager of this noble website. I publish on Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Lifestyle, and Technology. You can also follow Us on : YouTube Channel - My Ghana Media TV, Facebook - MyghanaMedia TV , Twitter - @MyGhanamedia2 & Instagram - My Ghana Media TV. Email Address: [email protected] Contact Us: 0200818719

Check Also

Wa Kidnappings & Killings: Tindambas Threaten Regional Minister, MCE’s Removal

Spread the love The Wa Landlords (Tindambas) have threatened to initiate moves for the removal …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.