FDA organises blood donation exercise for staff, students of Manya Krobo SHS
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has organised a blood donation exercise for staff at its various offices across the country.
Thinknewsonline.com can confirm that the blood donation exercise was held at the FDA Headquarters in Accra, Tema and Central Regional offices.
The one-day activity was to encourage the staff to donate blood and help replenish the blood bank as part of the FDA's corporate responsibility.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in charge of Corporate Service Division, Yvonne Nkrumah underscored the need for staff to engage in the blood donation exercise.
At the Tema office, the exercise saw staff and some residents partaking in it.
The Central Regional Office was not left out as staff and residents stormed the office to donate blood.
The residents explained that their participation will help the blood bank have enough blood and help save lives in cases of emergencies.
At the Manya Krobo SHS in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, in the Eastern Region, Head of FDA, Anita Owusu Kuffuor led the government institution to organise a blood donation exercise for the students.
She said "We chose Manya Krobo SHS because many people believe we are concerned with Koforidua, the Regional Capital"
It is emerging that about 164 students out of the estimated 300 were able to partake in the exercise.
Further checks revealed that some students who were unable to partake in the exercise were between the ages or 13 and 14 years.
Churches, Corporate Organisations, Schools among others have been urged to also organise blood donation exercises.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith