Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Legal backing National Blood Service demanding legislation

The legislation would back activities the Service undertakes as an organization, give it authority in negotiation process with stakeholders and other facilities, in order to set standards.

  • Published:

The National Blood Service (NBS) Ghana, has called on government to provide the service with legislation in terms of blood transfusion to enable it operate as it should and achieve its objectives.

The acting Director of the NBS, Dr Lucy Asamoah-Akuoko,  said the legislation would back activities the Service undertakes as an organization, give it authority in negotiation process with stakeholders and other facilities, in order to set standards.

“This would ensure safe, efficacy and adequacy of blood and blood component for all patients, in all health institutions of the country, both public and private, making it accessible and affordable and above all promote voluntary blood donation,” she said.

The acting Director said this at the opening of a tw-day meeting on the 2015 annual performance review, where stakeholders reviewed and assessed the activities of the National Blood Service, Ghana (NBSG).

It was on the theme, “sustained voluntary unpaid blood donations- an essential intervention for safe reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health”.

Dr Asamoah-Akuoko urged Ghanaians especially the youth to see voluntary blood donation as a calling, since hospitals could not depend on blood supply from people who show up only when a relative needed blood or ought to replace blood already given to a relative during emergencies.

Dr Victor Bampoe, Deputy Minister of Health, congratulated the NBS for its hard work and contributions to ensure quality maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and nutrition.

He said the theme for the event could not have come at an appropriate time to help encourage voluntary blood donation, which more importantly had improved the healthcare sector and curtail maternal mortality.

Source: GNA

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Eid al-Adha Gov't declares Tuesday public holidaybullet
2 Capital Bank Collapse Christians standing with Otabil are fools - Lawyerbullet
3 Foreign Affairs Ministry confirms shortage of passport bookletsbullet
4 Apostle Eric Nyamekye Blame the church for Ghana’s corruption –...bullet
5 Population Growth Ghana’s population increases by 700,000 people...bullet
6 Ghana Armed Forces Army officers angry over delay in promotionbullet
7 Banks Bailout Parliament to investigate collapse of 7 banks...bullet
8 Video Anas escapes death in Malawi during latest...bullet
9 Housing Project Facts about Ghana's new 10,000 housing unitsbullet
10 Mining Sector Govt to lift ban on small-scale mining;...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Counsellor Lutterodt defends police officer for beating womanbullet
2 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
3 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As Second Wifebullet
4 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for $162,000...bullet
5 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
6 Anas Exposé "Nyantakyi gave out Nana Addo's room number to...bullet
7 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
8 Courts In Ghana Kasoa Magistrate uses chamber pot; no washroombullet
9 Ghanaian child without genitals lives throughbullet
10 Health File 80% new cases of HIV/AIDS were recorded in...bullet

Local