Dr. Shirley Owusu Ofori, the chief executive officer of the National Blood Service, dispelled rumours that unscrupulous individuals may get blood from it for ritual purposes by claiming that her organisation is rigorously monitored.
According to her, the Service has reliable measures in place to monitor every unit of blood donated; as a result, there is no possibility of any blood unit being corrupted.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Dr. Ofori revealed that each donation of blood received an identification number to decide if it could be used or not.
Her response followed speculations that blood donated voluntarily were being sold to people for spiritual purposes including, money rituals.
The misconception has kept many away from donating blood needed to boost stocks for hospitals across the country to enhance life-saving.
She explained that the Service would never partner with any entity to engage in such a secretive activity as they were bound by law in all its activities.