A non-governmental organization, Anim Yirenkyi Foundation, in collaboration with Bia Lamplighter College of Education and the Essam Government Hospital have donate 60 pints of blood to the Essam Government Hospital Blood Bank.
This remarkable donation was made possible through a health screening exercise aimed at boosting the much-needed blood reserves of the Essam Government Hospital Blood Bank.
Over 200 students from Bia Lamplighter College of Education, along with members of the public and local media personnel, took part in the initiative.
Kofi Anim Yirenkyi, a prominent journalist and the founder of the Anim Yirenkyi Foundation, highlighted the Foundation’s continued support for the Essam Government Hospital Blood Bank over the past nine years.
He emphasized the critical role this blood plays in saving lives, particularly those of pregnant women and children under the age of five.
Anim Yirenkyi revealed that the initiative was born in response to a high incidence of anemia among children under five at the Essam Government Hospital in 2014. Since then, the annual blood donation drives have made a substantial difference, positively impacting the lives of many.
He urged college journalists to identify challenges within their communities and work to find solutions, emphasizing the importance of proactive involvement in local issues.
Kofi Anim Yirenkyi expressed his gratitude to the sponsors who have been instrumental in the Foundation’s mission and called on the general public to support their noble cause.
Dr. Ebenezer Ogoe, Medical Suprintendent at the the Essam Government Hospital, commended the initiative, underlining the ongoing issue of blood shortage within the health directorate.
He praised Kofi Anim Yirenkyi and the students’ Representation Council of Bia Lamplighter College of Education and encouraged students to participate in such exercises as a noble endeavour.
Dr. Ogoe urged Ghanaians, especially those residing in the Bia West District, to donate blood regularly, as it is vital in saving lives, particularly among children under five and expectant mothers.
He further called upon individuals and other organizations to follow the Foundation’s lead and support the facility with additional blood donations.
Students of Bia Lamplighter College of Education expressed their encouragement for their peers to actively participate in future exercises, recognizing the tremendous importance of this benevolent cause in their community.