By Stanley Kwabla Arku
The West Volta Presbytery Christian Youth Builders (WVPCYB), which is a subsidiary of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana has organised a blood donation exercise geared towards saving lives of persons in dire need of blood across the country.
The youth wing of the church which organizes the event annually believes the gesture is worth emulating thus, institutions and organizations must do same.
In an interview with Pan African Online, President of the West Volta Presbytery Christian Youth Builders Benedict Dela Sanni Gasu, intimated the necessity for other benevolent bodies and individuals to mobilize supports for persons in critical need of blood.
“Our group is poised to replicating the move annually to support the general public, our core mandate is to render support to Ghanaians and the National Blood Bank to save more lives” he stated.
Blood Donor Recruitment Officer at the National Blood Service Ghana, Sophia Merles Blankson disclosed the significance of such exercise in the country and the conditions it has saved for the past years.
“Similar exercises across the country are of much importance to the whole nation, we are blessed and hope other groups and individuals mimic the gesture to save more lives” she said.
A participant Millicent Humado also opined how she and some of her relatives benefited from such exercises, she further admonished the general public to avail themselves to saves lives of other and relations.
“My family and I are testimonies to this exercise over many periods, it is subject to all meaning Ghanaians to avail anytime there is a similar activity around them” she said.
The annual exercise by the West Volta Presbytery Christian Youth Builders of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana has garnered much accolades from the general public for over two decades.
The youth wing builders of the church which encompasses other members from Lapaz, Mamprobi, Larterbiokorshie, Kotobabi, Bubiashie, Kasoa, Chantan and other communities in Greater Accra Region have partnered the National Blood Service and other institutions to save lives nationwide.