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DISCLAIMER....National Blood Service Strongly Reacts To 'Spiritual Sacrifice' Allegations   
 
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11-Jul-2018  
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The National Blood Service (NBS) has expressed disgust over video and audio recordings circulating on social media purporting that the blood donation exercise by the Despite and Special Group of Companies are for ritual purposes.

A certain YouTuber who goes by the name Evangelist Emmanuel Addai alleged on social media that the blood collected from voluntary blood donors who patronize the activity doesn't go to the blood bank but used for some "spiritual sacrifice".

The Blood Service is utterly shocked that a generous act by Presidents of Despite and Special Group of Companies, Dr. Osei Kwame (Despite) and Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong, to save lives could be misrepresented in the public domain.

"The National Blood Service (NBS) has noted with deep shock and utter disappointment video and audio recordings by one Evangelist Emmanuel Addai making rounds in certain social media circles alleging that blood donated by voluntary blood donors during community blood donation drives organised by the Despite Group of Companies are used for rituals by Dr. (H.C) Osei Kwame Despite. The assertions by the said Evangelist that the blood collected from voluntary blood donors who patronise such blood donation drives do not get to hospitals are uninformed and portrays a lack of understanding of blood donation process. The NBS wishes to state emphatically that these assertions by the said Evangelist Addai on the recordings are palpably false, baseless and most regrettable," a statement by the National Blood Service stressed.

The NBS is advising the general public to ignore those ridiculous claims by the so-called Evangelist saying that "over the past few years, the Despite Group of Companies has consistently supported the NBS in its efforts to meet the national blood requirements. The NBS appreciates the enormous contributions of the Despite Group of Companies and other corporate organizations, religious bodies, educational institutions and organized community groups towards the steady growth of voluntary blood donation in Ghana.

"We urge our partners to remain committed to the noble objective of saving lives through blood donation".

"Regular voluntary unpaid blood donors are recognised globally as the safest source of blood for transfusion and the surest way to provide and sustain adequate blood supply. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that regular blood donation by 1% of the population is required to meet the minimum national blood requirement. However, Ghana's blood supply currently relies heavily on replacement donations by family and friends of patients who require blood transfusion therapy", the Blood Service further explained.

The Service also stated unequivocally that "NO STAFF OF DESPITE GROUP OF COMPANIES was involved in the technical processes of the blood donation exercise..."


 
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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Name: Unknown
Trump was right, Ghanaian's you are so ***barred word***.. How can you Question something which saves lives? I agree with Nana kwaku.. until you are faced with a situation, you will always be ***barred word***. please try and educate yourselves. in the UK is Gold if someone is willing to donate blood.. but you ***barred word*** people you are full of ignorance
 
Name: obrempong
Nothing can be hidden under the sun. If the intention of this blood donation is good or evil TIME WILL TELL. If through you people get food to eat you will never go hungry, if you pray for someone's success; nature will smile on you and give you successful ideas. But if through you someone cries or looses an important thing, nature will demand of you what you have taken from them and you will pay for it. The laws of nature are clear and affects everyone. God is the final JUDGE....
 
Name: Observer
There is no smoke without Fire) What goes on behind closed doors will not be known to the public. Lets check the facts....
 
Name: peter
my question is why must they be the ones to lead the blood donation exercise? they cant f00l of us.
 
Name: Nana kwaku
It is said one need not pray for the misfortune of another but I will do this. I pray those shouting at the top of their voice against this blood donation, do go through a situation that will need blood. We have allowed these fake pastors enough room. It is time we start whiping people.
 
Name: Brother
There is a lot of money in the blood. Blood contains something called PLASMA. This PLASMA is used to produce cancer drugs. It's expensive than cocaine or any drug. The rich will always be rich. They will take the little that the poor has got.
 
Name: @Zakuus
You tried but you didn’t answer the concerns raised. Question is after collecting all the blood does it mean the extra are allowed to go waste because of lack of facilities to store them? This is different from people who are turned away from health reasons or another. Regarding employees of Despite. Do they donate blood? Don’t mix the question with what role they play during the donation exercise.
 
Name: ZAKUUS
ANSWERS 1. HOW MANY FRIDGES TO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HOUSE? WHEN ALL OF THEM ARE FILLED WITH FOODSTUFF, WHY DON'T YOU KEEP PILING FOOD ITEMS BUT STOP? LESSON: THE BLOOD BANK CAN'T CONTINUE TAKING BLOOD WHEN ALL THEIR BLOOD RESERVOIRS ARE FILLED .THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY. 2. STAFF OF DESPITE GROUP OF COMPANIES HELP TO ORGANIZE BLOOD DONORS IN QUEUES AND DISTRIBUTE REFRESHMENT ITEMS TO PREVENT STAMPEDE.
 
Name: NANA KONADU
A few questions: 1. After such massive turn-out every year by contributors,so that some contributors are turned away, why is there always a shortage of blood at any given point in time at the Blood Bank? 2. Do staff of Peace FM and Despite Group of Companies partake in this annual blood donation?
 



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