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28.04.2008 General News

Gbawe Pentecost Vocational Students Donate Blood

By Times Reporter - newtimesonline.com

Fifty students of the Pentecost Vocational Training Centre at Gbawe, in Accra, on Wednesday donated blood to the National Blood Service.

The headmistress of the institute, Grace Serwah Manu, told the Times that the exercise was part of activities lined up to mark the 10th anniversary of the school.

She said other activities for the celebration include a trip to Lome, a procession and presentation of gifts to inmates of the Weija Leprosarium.

She said the institute was committed to showing kindness to the less priviledged in society.

Mrs Manu said through good works, she hoped that people will get to know about the school and enroll their wards for the quality education that the school has been offering.

She said the institute is particularly committed to assisting, especially the needy girl child, to prevent her from ending up on the streets in the future.

The Public Relations Officer of the National Blood service, Frederick Aryee, commended the management of the school for encouraging their students to donate blood to the service.

Mr Aryee said the aim of the service is to get enough blood stored at the Blood Bank for emergency transfusion at hospitals.

He said out of 366,000 units of blood required by hospitals every year, about 42 per cent of it is met by voluntary blood donors.

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