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People Support Red Cross Cause

Amanda Young, a New Zealand Pacific Technical College (NZPTC) lecturer, was among those who donated blood at Ratu Sukuna Park, in Suva on Monday. This was how Fiji Red Cross
10 May 2017 11:15
People Support Red Cross Cause
NZPTC lecturer Amand Young donates blood at the International Red Cross Day celebration. With her from left, Nacanieli Tuilevuka, AnaKotoiwasawasa, Ravniel Raj and Edward Armstrong of NZPTC. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Amanda Young, a New Zealand Pacific Technical College (NZPTC) lecturer, was among those who donated blood at Ratu Sukuna Park, in Suva on Monday.

This was how Fiji Red Cross celebrated World Red Cross Day by generating public interest to donate blood.

Ms Young enthusiastically took pictures with staff members and attendants.

Also there was 34-year-old villager, Mereani Rapeka of Nasele, Waidina, Naitasiri.

Ms Rapeka said it had been four years since she last donated blood for those who were in need.

“A single donation can potentially help more than one patient,” said Ms Rapeka.

Blood, she said was the most precious gift that anyone could give to another person, because it had the ability to save a life.

“We need to help save the lives of other people.”

Fiji Red Cross Society marketing and event manager, Mareta Tovata, said they had a good response from the general public.

This initiative she said was a wonderful way of supporting the entire  community by donating blood.

The society managed to collect 55 pints of blood.

According to Ms Tovata, the bags would be taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.



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