THE Brunei Institution of Geomatics (BIG) along with the RIPAS Hospital’s Mobile Blood Bank and SCR Express (food partner) held a successful ‘Blood Donation Campaign’ at Citis Square from 9am to 2pm yesterday.
According to the BIG President, Pg Hj Matusin bin Pg Hj Matasan, the campaign was organised as part of the organisers’ corporate social responsibility to assist RIPAS Hospital in boosting its blood reserves.
“As everyone is well aware, our population is relatively small. Hence, obtaining blood donations are therefore understandably, quite a challenge. Furthermore, an increasing number of people are suffering from chronic diseases (according to recent health reports) and are disqualified from donating,” explained Pg Hj Matusin on the shortage of blood issues as seen on social media networks on the appeal for blood donations.
“On behalf of needy patients, I would like to thank everyone who has donated blood. I would also like to appeal to all able-bodied individuals to step forward and make a difference in our community,” said Pg Hj Matusin.