| Rokiah Mahmud |
A BLOOD donation drive was hosted at the D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd office in Jalan Perindustrian Beribi II, Gadong yesterday.
Organised by the Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association with support from Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, the annual blood donation event was meant to be participated by the association’s members and D’Sunlit staff; which also saw walk-in blood donors.
RIPAS Hospital constantly requires fresh and good blood supplies to ensure that its blood bank holds sufficient stocks of blood to face emergencies. The hospital regularly runs blood donation campaigns across the nation to maintain national blood stocks.
Participating in the blood donation drive was the President of the Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association and Managing Director of D’Sunlit, Jackson Ting.
Would-be donors must go through stringent health screening before their eligibility to donate blood can be determined. This includes finding out their health status such as weight and the amount of haemoglobin in their blood. Once they pass the screening test and are deemed fit and healthy, they are allowed to donate blood.
Blood donors are required to be at least 17 years and weigh over 45 kilogrammes.
Those wishing to donate blood are welcome to drop by the Blood Donation Centre at RIPAS Hospital.