Give blood with your friends

 
 
Patience Uche (left) and Adizatu Seidu (right)

Patience Uche (left) and Adizatu Seidu (right)

Patience and Adizatu reminded me of my BFFFL Malaka and myself . I asked Adizatu how she had known about the blood drive at the new blood donation centre at the Indafa park near Korle Bu Teaching hospital, and she replied, “I saw the posters in the area, called Patience up and said we should both go and give blood.” I had made a similar request to Malaka, and she had merrily accompanied me to give blood. I think that is something we should all do. Let’s encourage others to come with us to give blood. This can be an activity that we make a regular part of our calendar. On the day that Malaka and I went to give blood, one of the assistants who screens volunteers said I couldn’t give blood because I am asthmatic, but later on in a chat with one of the onsite Doctors he said that is a policy that has been reversed for asthmatics like myself who have the condition under control.

I was very happy to see Rotarians and Rotractors supporting the blood drive.
As a fellow Rotarian this made me extremely happy as this underlines the importance of groups, clubs and various fellowships coming together to make a difference in the lives of people.

Blogger Nana Darkoa with her fellow Rotarian

Blogger Nana Darkoa with her fellow Rotarian

Plus one of the best thing about going to give blood with your friend is, if for any reason you cannot donate blood, she probably can 🙂 Thank you Malaka for the gift of your blood

Blogger Malaka donating blood

Blogger Malaka donating blood

Now in case you are not aware, Ghana’s blood bank is perpetually running low. Before a donation of blood is given medical staff will test you to make sure you are healthy enough to make a donation. As long as you are a healthy individual, the blood you give is naturally replaced within your body in a few days.

On Saturday 22nd February there will be a blood donation drive at the University of Ghana, Pentagon Block A organised by the Rotaract Club of Adentan. You can give blood there anytime between 7am and 5pm. Bloggers from Blogging Ghana will also be supporting this initiative. This makes me feel very proud to belong to both the family of Rotarians and Bloggers in Ghana. Do make time to go along, and give some blood.pHelo save a life.

 

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