Ashongman Hospital denies rejecting donor in need of blood after her death

Ashongman Hospital denies rejecting donor in need of blood after her death

Representatives of The Community Hospital (TCH) at Ashongman Estates in Accra have denied claims that they turned down a down a blood request from the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) Hosptial for a patient in dire state.

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The father of the deceased Adolf Lawson was given a request by GAEC to be taken to the community hospital in order to receive blood for a 21-year-old level 300 student at the Catholic University.

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Having been a blood donor for years, Mr. Adolf Lawson went to the Amasaman Government Hospital to obtain blood but he was denied it.

He later had to get the needed amount of blood which was 3 pints from the Achimota Government Hospital in order to save his daughter.

After finally receiving the blood, he was informed when he went to GAEC hospital that his daughter had passed away.

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Reacting to a social media buzz that followed the death of the young lady, a brief statement signed by TCH Assistant General Manager, Storms Wells was released.

In the statement, the hospital said the situation could not be helped since it had a limited number of blood which had already been processed for patients who were being operated at the theatre.

This they stated was the true state of things and very contrary from what was being peddled on social media.

"There was no mention of money in the conversation and it, therefore, came as a surprise to learn in the media that the hospital had turned away the gentleman on account of his inability to raise funds", the statement added.

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