Japanese Volunteers Donate Blood To The National Blood Bank
4th September, 2015. Accra- Workers of the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA and Japanese volunteers from the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, JOCV, have donated blood to the National Blood Bank of Ghana. The exercise which took place in Accra saw twenty seven (27) Japanese and two (2) Ghanaians donate blood to support the National Blood Bank.
In his remarks, the Chief Representative of JICA Ghana, Mr. Koji Makino said his colleagues and himself were delighted to help save lives through blood donation. He mentioned that JICA is not only interested in the bilateral relationship it has with the Government of Ghana, but also keen on investing in sustaining the health and safety of Ghanaians. He called other Ghanaians and foreign nationals to donate to the Blood Bank.
The Director of the National Blood Service, Dr. Justina K. Ansah expressed gratitude for the kind gesture. She reiterated the need for more volunteers to donate blood to save lives that could be theirs or that of their loved ones.
JICA Ghana, as part of its technical cooperation in the health sector, has strengthened Community-based Health and Planning Services (CHPS) system to improve primary health care and reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the northern part of Ghana since 2006. JICA Ghana has supported and implemented many health-related projects in Ghana since 1977.