Miss Ghana 2015, the Brand Ambassador for voluntary blood donation activities has urged Ghanaians, particularly the youth to regularly take part in voluntary blood donation exercises to improve their physical health status.

Studies have revealed that regular blood donation helps in reducing risk of damage to liver as well as help in improving cardiovascular health and obesity.pic-1-53

Ms. Antoinette Delali Kemawor, winner of the 2015 Miss Ghana beauty pageant competition and her other colleagues together recruited voluntary donors in and around the Rawlings Park area at Markola in Accra to donate blood, as part of the Miss Ghana Foundation’s commitment to help increase blood stock level at the National blood Service. Participants also benefited from free dental screening alongside the blood donation exercise.pic-1-61 (1)
She said the opportunity to undergo free mini health examinations, which includes checklist for diseases related blood pressure and other infectious diseases were good enough reasons for Ghanaians to regularly donate blood voluntarily for their own health benefits.
Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuye who graced the occasion reminded the public about the dreadful consequences anytime there was blood shortage at the Blood Service and hospital blood banks and called on the masses to be part of regular voluntary blood donation activities to avoid any unforeseen crisis.
Public Relations Officer for the National Blood Service, Ghana – Stephen Addai-Baah commended Miss Ghana Foundation, organizers of the blood donation event for their passion and dedication to the lifesaving campaign of mass blood mobilization process. He urged other institutions and corporate bodies to support the Blood Service always to avoid seasonal blood shortages in the country.
More than fifty seven (57) volunteers donated blood on the day including some migrants from Europe who are in Ghana for voluntary and exchange programme. The event was supported by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), special Ice Mineral water, Mawako fast foods and powered by the National Blood Service, Ghana.pic-1-81 (1)