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James Mckeown Worship Centre organises blood donation exercise

Blooddonation he exercise saw about seventy one (71) members of the church donating blood

Thu, 2 Sep 2021 Source: JMWC Media

The Church of Pentecost, James McKeown Worship Centre (JMWC), Korle-Gonno under the Dansoman Area in collaboration with the National Blood Service (NBS), has organized a blood donation exercise to help stock the National Blood Bank and also help save lives of patients.

The exercise was part of the week-long National Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS) celebration under the theme “Re-Branding the Social Ministry to Drive the Possessing the Nations Agenda of the Church”.

The exercise took place on Sunday, 29th August 2021 at the Church’s premises. The exercise saw about seventy-one (71) members of the church donating blood to make the exercise successful.

The Resident Minister of the Church, Rev (Dr) Perez Sepenu and wife Dr (Mrs) Naa Akushia Sepenu, who are also practising specialists at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital underscored the need for blood donation exercises.

He indicated that blood saves lives and as a practising Obstetrician, one of the leading causes of death amongst pregnant was Hemorrhage, a condition where a woman bleeds uncontrollable before, during or after delivery. Therefore, blood donation goes to help such patients whose condition can only be managed by blood and blood products as part of their treatment.

Additionally, he stated that the blood donation exercise is in line with the Vision 2023 Document of “Possessing the Nations” as shared by the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye and his Executive Committee.

Mr Jonas Belko, the National Blood Bank Coordinator, commended the Church of Pentecost, JMWC for supporting the blood service by organizing the donation exercise. He encouraged other Churches and Corporate bodies to emulate the good example of JMWC by also donating blood to help save a life.

Donors at the exercise were given packs of milo, tins of milk and other souvenirs such as T-shirts, key holders and books as tokens of appreciation.

Source: JMWC Media