The Executive Director of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Kwesi Amoah, together with other management and staff has donated blood to support the national Blood Bank.
The blood donation exercise which was strictly organized for workers at the headoffice of EOCO in Accra was meant to complement the effort of the national blood bank to address the shortages.
In an interview with ModernGhana, the Head of Administration at EOCO, Mr. Seidu Adams said the exercise forms part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support patients who are critical ill and needs blood to survive.
From the staff strength of about 100, he is hopeful they will be able to meet the 100 pints of blood target which is expected to be collected at the end of the one day exercise.
“EOCO as an institution recognizes the fact that we are part of the corporate body of Ghana. This blood donation was triggered by the fact that a colleague of us was not well and we had to organise for blood. Even though we needed only four pints of blood we ended up getting over 20 pints of blood from our members. That is when we realized that it is not only about us but the society because if we were able to mobilized blood to save one person then equally it is important that we look at the larger society,” he stated.
Mr. Adam indicated that even though they are a law enforcement agency, the health and wellbeing of the people is also their major concern which falls on them to donate more blood to save lives.
According to him, similar exercise will be replicated in other regional offices across the country to help the National Blood Bank stock more blood.
The Donor Recruitment Officer of the National Blood Bank, Akosua Brefowaa commended EOCO for taking the initiative to support the National Blood Bank to increase their stocks.
She called on other corporate institutions and individual organizations to emulate the footsteps of EOCO by organizing similar blood donation exercises to save more lives.
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