By Prosper Addetah, GNA
Suhum (E/R), April 14, GNA - Students of the Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School (SHS) have donated 120 units of blood in support of the Suhum Government Hospital.
Mr. Jonathan Tetteh Asare, an Agricultural Science Teacher, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that it was the school’s contribution towards efforts at helping to save lives.
It has been the tradition of the SHS to visit the facility twice - in March and October, every year, for students to voluntarily have their blood drawn for use for transfusions.
Mr. Asare, who also heads the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) in the Suhum Municipality, said the intervention was vital given the high rate of road crashes in the area.
The Suhum-Nsawam stretch of the Kumasi-Accra Highway, he noted, had been seeing said more crashes – an average of 10 motor accidents a week, and that was why there needed to be adequate blood at the hospital at all times to deal with any emergencies.
He appealed to everybody to heed the campaign to voluntarily donate blood.