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Bank applauds donors, organisations

December 31
12:00 2009

Written By : SUN FIJI NEWSROOM. The Fiji National Blood Service of the Ministry of Health thanked all blood donors and organisations who helped in organising blood drives in 2009.
National Blood Service Manager, Josefa Bolaqace, said there were a lot of people to thank this year.
Mr Bolaqace said there were a lot of individuals who helped donate blood last year.
At the same time there were also a lot of corporate companies who worked behind the scene to ensure that there were sufficient blood levels all the time at blood banks at the Lautoka Hospital, Labasa Hospital and Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.
Mr Bolaqace said these companies included Vodafone, The Fiji Times, Bank of Baroda, the Sathya Sai Religious Organisation, Vinod Patel, ANZ Bank and others who organised blood drives during the year.
“We owe a lot to individuals who donated blood and corporate organisations that organised blood drives.
“We thank all corporate companies and organisations who helped in organising blood drives,” he added.
Mr Bolaqace said Vodafone Fiji helped by sending SMS (text) messages on blood drives to members of the public asking them to donate blood at blood drive locations.
“They helped us a lot through their SMS messages and we are thankful to them for that,” Mr Bolaqace said.
He urged members of the public to continue visiting hospitals and donate blood.
“We need blood because a lot of offices close at the end of the year and we need blood at the blood banks daily.
“Our blood banks are open daily and we would love to serve anyone who comes with this gift of life for those who need it.
“At the same time we hope that many will continue to help us in future,” he added.

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