National Blood Service Ghana rubbishes claims blood are used for rituals

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Mon, 15 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

The National Blood Service, Ghana has dismissed claims that bloods donated to the bank are used for ritual purposes as speculated by some people in the country.

Head of Component Lab at the National Blood Service Ghana, Evelyn Amposah-Fordjour, in an interview with GhanaWeb said “we don’t use the blood for fetish purposes, we can’t meet the daily demand to even supply to various health facilities left alone using it for fetish purposes.

The National Blood Service Ghana is calling for a voluntary blood donation as they are currently having just 43 blood pints in the bank even though the daily requirement is 150 to 200 pints.

She appealed to donors to come out in their numbers to support the bank as several lives have been lost due to lack of blood especially pregnant women, anaemic and terminally ill patients.

“We are not in normal times. There can be an emergency, especially pregnant women, anaemic and terminally ill patients. Cancer patients also need some blood or blood products. So we are using this medium to appeal to everyone to come and donate.” She said

Source: www.ghanaweb.com