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Youth urged to donate blood to stay healthy

BY EDMUND QUAYNOR

THE YOUTH have been urged to regularly donate blood to help save life and stay healthy.

Ms Agnes Avorwulanu, the health resource person of the Trinity Presbyterian Church at Adweso, near Koforidua, gave the advice when the Youth People’s Guild (YPG) of the church organised a blood donation campaign for the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.

She said if people do not donate blood, the body itself gets rid of the excess blood in 120 days.

Ms Avorwulanu, who is also a staff member of the Eastern Regional Hospital, explained that the human body replenished the blood lost and thereby made donors healthy.

The President of the YPG, Ms Gladness Okyerewaa Adu Gyamfi, said her organisation decided to donate blood to help save life and also help reduce the pressure on the relatives of patients.

She gave the assurance that her organisation would make the blood donation exercise an annual affair.

Mr Richard Asamoah, Health Services Administrator of the Eastern Regional Hospital, thanked the YPG for helping to refill the blood bank of the hospital and urged other organisations to emulate the example of the YPG.

 

 

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