The Tamale Teaching Hospital is appealing to the general public to help the facility save lives by donating blood to the blood bank at the hospital.
The hospital says “its operations require lots of blood in order to save lives and we have relied on voluntary blood donors and family replacements over the years, and these remain the major sources of blood”.
A press statement signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer Misbao M. Mohammed lamented that “It has become difficult getting voluntary donors to donate blood to the hospital”.
The release also indicated that “family replacements have equally become hard to come by in recent times”.
“The few pints of blood we had at the blood bank have been depleted creating an acute shortage of blood in the hospital”, the statement added.
“We therefore are appealing to the general public to come to the aid of the hospital by donating blood as well as encouraging others to voluntarily donate blood to the hospital to save lives”.
Story by: Edward A Ken-Zorre