U/W NHIA holds blood donation exercise

U/W NHIA holds blood donation exercise

A donor during the exercise

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in the Upper West Region has mobilised and donated 73 pints of blood to the Upper West Regional Hospital.

The move was to restock the hospital’s blood bank and support health care delivery in the region.

Speaking at the exercise, the Regional Director of the Authority, Mr. Samuel Lobber said the exercise was a way to appreciate the people in the region for trusting the health insurance scheme for 20 years.

He noted that NHIA was committed to supporting healthcare delivery and en­couraged the public to patro­nise blood donation exercises so that lives were saved.

“The exercise is a chance for us the NHIA family to ex­tend our caring touch beyond the realms of healthcare, paperwork and insurance policies. Each pint donated is a testament to our shared values, echoing two decades of genuine care,” he said.

He encouraged individuals and other corporate bodies to embark on more blood donation exercises to prevent patients and pregnant women from getting stranded at the hospitals.

A Medical Laboratory Scien­tist at the Upper West Region­al Hospital, Dr Victor Dery told The Spectator that the hospi­tal has been in need of blood for some time now hence the exercise to restock the blood bank.

He said there was the need to have enough blood at the bank for emergency cases.

A student of the Wa Tech­nical Institute, Abdul Seidu Mohammed who participated in the exercise encouraged the public to patronise blood donation exercises to support healthcare delivery.

 From Rafia Abdul Razak, Wa

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