U.S. Embassy donates blood to National Blood Bank

U.S. Embassy donates blood to National Blood Bank

The U.S. Embassy hosted its 8th Annual Health Fair for employees and their families on May 5 under the theme “Good Health Adds Life to Years.” The Embassy’s health unit welcomed health care providers from hospitals and clinics to the premises to offer screenings and health education. 

 As part of the Fair, employees were also given the opportunity to donate blood to the National Blood Bank as  Fifty-three life-saving units were collected over the course of the day.

“The U.S. Embassy is directly and indirectly responsible for the health and well-being of more than 1,000 employees and their families,” the Embassy’s regional medical officer, Dr. Kelly Briden stated.

The participating health care providers included the Lister Hospital, Nyaho Medical Center, Robert and Sons Optical, National Blood Bank the Korle Bu CTU among others. The U.S. Embassy Health Fair is organized annually to promote good health, offer health education, screen for disease, and offer preventive measures for diseases affecting the population.

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