Staff across HODA Holdings subsidiaries this November came together to embark on a lifesaving exercise to stock the National Blood Service Centres in two regions of Ghana.
The initiative themed “Gift of Life November” was held in Accra and Kumasi and saw more than 300 staff from companies including uniCredit Ghana Ltd., uniSecurities Ghana Ltd., uniPrecision Co. Ltd., uniBank Ghana Ltd., Starlife Assurance Co. Ltd., Star Assurance Co. Ltd., Star Microinsurance Co. Ltd., EIB Network Ltd., Alban Logistics Ltd., Telemedia Communications Ltd., TOPP Holdings Ltd., Integrated Properties Ltd. and the Institute for Fiscal Studies coming out to participate. Of this, 155 staff successfully donated.
The country continues to face acute shortage of blood supply which leads to scores of preventable deaths during particular periods such as before and after the Yuletide season.
The National Blood Service who partnered with the Duffuor Foundation this year to undertake the “Gift of Life November” exercise indicates that only 1% of Ghana’s population is needed to donate blood regularly to stock the blood bank, yet even this number remains a huge challenge and leads to alarming shortages.
This blood donation exercise has been an annual initiative of uniBank’s Corporate Banking department since 2014 and this year, it was held under the auspices of the Duffuor Foundation on behalf of all the companies within the Group to save as many lives as possible.