KGL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the KGL Group as part of its goal to impact Ghanaian societies have organized a blood drive at Bukom.
The donation, which took place at the Bukom park in Jamestown was championed by KGL Foundation in partnership with National Blood Service, Princess Marie Louise Children Hospital and Dano Milk.
Speaking in an interview with GNA, Mr. Elliot Dadey, the Chief Executive Officer of KGL Foundation stated that, the exercise was in response to a request from the Princess Marie Louise Children Hospital to assist in saving children who were critically in need of blood to survive.
He said the Foundation was passionate about saving lives and impacting communities, hence the blood drive initiative to improve healthcare in the Ga Community.
Mr Dadey said the KGL Foundation had plans of extending this initiative to other communities in Ghana.
The CEO urged individuals, especially the youth to be receptive to learning about blood donations and their effects in order to donate blood to save the next generation.
Also speaking at the event was Mr Rockson Obeng, the Administrative Manager of Princess Marie Louise Children Hospital who said the main idea behind the partnership with KGL Foundation was to raise blood donations to save children since they were too young to give blood to save themselves.
He said blood had become very necessary at the facility, which sometimes leads to loss of lives of young individuals, especially kids.
Mr. Obeng said this initiative would help lessen the strain placed on the hospital and parents.
Jonas Moli Bello, Senior Blood Donor Recruitment Officer at the National Blood Service said there was shortage of blood supply in Ghana as a country therefor the need to organize such blood donation excercises to help save lives.
He commended KGL Foundation and Princess Marie Louise Children Hospital for the initiative and urged them to on to support the National Blood Service in their own way.