History photo of Jerry John Rawlings donating blood inspires Ghanaians

History photo of Jerry John Rawlings donating blood inspires Ghanaians

- A rare photo of former President Rawlings donating blood in the 1980s has surfaced on social media

- The photo shows the Ghanaian former president lying in a hospital bed and a doctor attending to him

- The image has garnered some reactions and comments

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A rare historic photo of Ghana’s former President Rawlings donating blood to stock up the national blood bank has warmed hearts on social media. The image was reportedly taken in the 1980s.

The founder of the National Democratic Party (NDC) used to be a regular blood donor.

Until he turned 60 years, former President Rawlings responded positively to calls for regular blood donations to help save lives and also ensure that the country’s national blood banks were well-stocked.

Former president Rawlings is reported to have urged well-meaning Ghanaians to take the need for blood donations seriously.

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''The demand for blood is one that all well-meaning citizens should take seriously. We save lives by ensuring that our national blood banks are well-stocked. So I urge all citizens not to wait till their loved ones are in distress,'' Ghanaweb quoted after the former president shared his thoughts on Facebook in 2018.

The recent image of former President Rawlings reportedly donating blood affirms that he walked his talk.

YEN.com.gh spotted the photo after it was shared on social media, which has since been posted by some online media platforms.

The image has generated some comments since GoldCoast Ghana shared it online.

Peter Siawor wrote: ''Don't you forget his showmanship.He is a Genius and a Great Thinker.''

''The most fascinating thing to me in this picture, is the look on the face of the soldier standing on the right hand side,'' Andy Zuta said.

Nene Kofi Kwaliti was stunned by where Papa J placed his pistol. ''Herrr papa J just look at where he placed the pistol,'' he wrote.

Kofi Tay Mawuli said: ''And the recipient of his blood shall blessedly never be the same..pure blood.''

Find more details on the National Blood Service website http://nbsghana.org.

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