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Good Turnout Pleases BSP

Blood donors were at the Bank South Pacific Labasa Branch last Friday to donate blood. The drive, organised by the Ministry of Health and the Fiji National Blood Service, collected
25 Aug 2014 20:40
Good Turnout Pleases BSP
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Blood donors were at the Bank South Pacific Labasa Branch last Friday to donate blood.

The drive, organised by the Ministry of Health and the Fiji National Blood Service, collected 29 pints.

Amitesh Prasaf, a first time donor, said he donated because he wanted to save the lives of some people.

“I hope one day that the people who receive my blood from this donation will survive and continue to live. That is what we all hope for,” he said.

Another donor, Maikeli Sauwaqa, said blood was essential for life and it was the greatest gift in life.

“One unit of blood donated from one individual can save up to three people,” Mr Sauwaqa said.

“It might be a small contribution, but it will go a long way for a person who needs blood.

“This much blood donated can help any patient anywhere in the country anytime. It’s a worthy cause and I am glad to be part of it.”

Labasa branch manager Eka Seduadua commended the good turnout.

Mrs Seduadua said the drive was to help sustain supply at hospital blood banks.

It was the first time the branch to host a blood drive.

“Such initiatives would help the people of Labasa for a good cause. The Blood Bank finds it hard when it runs short of supply. This is one way of ensuring there is sufficient stock of blood available for public use at all times,” Mrs Seduadua said.

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