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NHIA ORGANISES BLOOD DONATION EXERCISE ACROSS THE COUNTRY|11/7/2017

The National Health Insurance Authority in collaboration with various regional blood banks organized blood donation exercises across the ten (10) regional capitals primarily to commemorate Ghana’s Republic Day anniversary which fell on 1st July, 2017.

The event, which is the hallmark of NHIA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), was coordinated by the Corporate Affairs Directorate with the objective to augment the blood stock levels in the various blood banks and to help save lives in the country.

The event which was largely patronized by NHIS staff, students from Senior High Schools and the general public was very successful and had high profile personalities in the various Regions such as Regional Ministers, MMDCES, Educational Directors and Medical Directors in attendance.

In all, a total number of One Hundred and Seventeen (117) District Offices and all Ten (10) Regional Offices nationwide took part in the exercise which resulted in the donation of Nine Hundred and Thirty One (931) pints of blood collected from eligible participants for the various blood banks in the regions.

Representatives from the National Blood Banks lauded the initiative of NHIA and appealed to other well-meaning individuals and organizations to emulate the shining example of the NHIA.

The 2017 NHIS Blood donation Exercise enjoyed sponsorship from companies such as Juliponia Pharmacy, Kinapharma Limited, Fan Milk Ghana and Kumasi City Mall- Broll Ghana, Son Turk and UCC Bottled Company.

Below is the regional breakdown of blood collected.

Region

Total Number of Dist. Offices in every region

Number of Dist. Offices Participated

Total number of Pints of blood donated

Upper East

9

4

128

Ashanti

25

25

128

Central

13

7

125

Northern

20

10

122

Volta

16

4

73

Greater Accra

17

7

61

Upper West

8

5

59

Brong Ahafo

21

11

58

Eastern

18

15

46

Western

18

9

31

Total

 

97 + 10 Regional = 117

931


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