The Francis Nhyiraba Charity Foundation, in partnership with the Church of Pentecost, has held a free blood donation and medical screening exercise for the people of Yeji in the Pru East District. The exercise was organized to support the Yeji Mathias Hospital Maternity Ward to provide safe blood transfusions for pregnant women who may need it during delivery.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tema, Mr. Francis Nketiah, the Founder and CEO of the Foundation, said that the blood donation exercise was meant to assist anaemic pregnant women in need of blood transfusions. He disclosed that a total of 25 units of blood were collected from 38 participants, out of which 24 units were declared safe after screening, representing a success rate of approximately 96 percent.
The Francis Nhyiraba Charity Foundation is a non-governmental organization registered with the Registrar General Department of Ghana. It was launched on October 30th, 2021, with the aim of soliciting funds to purchase an additional blood bank refrigerator for the Yeji Mathias Hospital.
Mr. Nketiah further revealed that the Mathias Hospital at Yeji serves three different districts, including the Pru East District, and has only three incubators. He, therefore, called on individuals, institutions, organizations, and the corporate world to support the foundation in purchasing modern, healthy equipment for the hospital to help save, protect, and preserve lives.
The Foundation has also launched a programme titled “Let the Baby Smile” campaign, which involves distributing hampers to mothers who deliver at the Mathias Hospital within a specific period.
The administrator of Mathias Hospital, Sir. Parisudd Matangi, expressed his gratitude to the NGO and the Church of Pentecost, Yeji, for organizing the blood donation exercise, especially in support of expectant mothers during or after delivery.