News Release

Yamoransa Stake Records Improvement In Blood Donation Exercise 

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints in Yamoransa Stake in the Central region have organized a blood donation exercise for three health facilities. The beneficiaries were Mfantseman Municipal, Saltpond Municipal and Mankessim Mercy’s Catholic Hospitals.

The exercise which involved over 50 donors witnessed an improvement as compared to the 32 donors recorded during the 2018 edition of the exercise.


Speaking to Church Newsroom, Emmanuel Adjei Sekyere, Principal Medical Authority Scientist of Mercy’s Catholic Hospital said “As I speak to you now, our blood bank is empty. The good news is that we haven’t had an emergency, but you never know when emergency will come.”

Efua a first-time donor explained how the exercise has helped allay the myth and fears surrounding a blood donation exercise. “It is quite painless and not scary, am so happy this will go a long way to save a life and will encourage my family and friends to follow suit. It’s my first time and will not be my last.”

Frank Davies President of Yamoransa Stake of the Church said, “Blood is not easily bought with money and our aim is to save life and a soul.”

Ishmael Kofi Asare, Principal Medical Assistant of Saltpond Municipal Hospital mentioned that the hospital always calls on relatives of patients and regular donors in cases of emergency.

He added that lives can be saved if people voluntarily donate to the blood bank.

The donors also paid a friendly visit to some patients at the emergency ward to wish them speedy recovery.

As part of efforts by the Church to contribute its quota to a better world, several programs including All Africa Service Project, Light The World, Strengthening Families, among others have been instituted to support this course.

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