MTN Ghana has collected over 6,000 pints of blood to support the National Blood Bank and other regional hospitals in the country.

Corporate Services Advisor, Kennedy Kofi Ofosuhene, stated that the initiative is in line with MTN’s commitment towards improving healthcare delivery.

He explained that human capital is very essential to the development of a country and as such MTN annually embarks on this initiative to support the blood bank.

“As a corporate body that cares for the people in the communities we operate in, we decided to commit our resources to this worthy course. In 2011, we launched the annual blood donation exercise and since its inception, we have collected about 6,226 pints of blood to support the national blood bank and other regional hospitals throughout the country,” he said.

According to him, last year, MTN was able to generate 2,551 pints of blood exceeding their target by 534 pints which were distributed to regional hospitals in all 10 regions of the country.

He added that, MTN is expected to receive 2,225 pints of blood on the nationwide exercise this year, adding that Takoradi, Shama and Tarkwa are expected to give 600 pints of blood.

Mr Simon Amoh, Regional Senior Manager for South West Business of MTN, also revealed that the MTN Foundation has invested in health, education and economic empowerment.

“For many years, we have consistently invested in these areas and we will continue to expand our frontiers,” he pointed out.