Inna Patty and Elizabeth Mary Maclean. INSETS: Some student donating blood
Miss Ghana Foundation, in partnership with National Blood Service (NBS), held a voluntary blood donation exercise at Rawlings Park, Makola in Accra on Saturday.
This was to help augment blood supply at the National Blood Service.
Fifty units of blood were mobilised at the ceremony.
Miss Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of the oldest beauty pageant in Ghana, takes up social projects to support national development.
The donation exercise is one of the projects by the foundation’s brand ambassadors, in collaboration with the National Blood Service.
This is held every quarter of the year to increase blood stock at the National Blood Service. Saturday’s ceremony had Nana Ama Benson (Miss Ghana 2018) and her runners up— Laila Issaka and Elizabeth Mary Maclean— taking part.
They were supported by some Miss Ghana 2018 contestants who thrilled their audience at the ceremony with music and dance performances.
The queens used the ceremony to appeal to corporate Ghana and institutions to support blood donation programmes.
Chairperson of the foundation, Inna Mariam Patty, assured the public that the foundation would continue the advocacy programme on regular and voluntary blood donation in their own small way.
The turnout was highly encouraging and all donors were educated before the process of donating. They were also refreshed right after the process and also went away with lovely packages.
The blood drive was supported by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), National Blood Service, Bel Aqua, Promasidor, FanMilk, Indomie and Hotees.