Blood drive, fund-raiser on September 26

Izah Azahari

Fourth year students of Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB IHS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) will be organising a blood drive at the Extension Building of PAPRSB IHS, UBD on September 26.

The blood drive will run from 9am to noon, and from 2pm to 4pm, with the help of officials from the Blood Donation Centre of the Department of Laboratory Services at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

The event will also see a collaboration with the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) for a fund-raiser to provide support, funding and to raise public awareness on childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. All funds raised will be channelled towards YASKA activities and programmes.

The public can donate via online banking or through the donation boxes located at Subbstation PAPRSB IHS, UBD and R&C Café, Business Library UBD from September 16-26.

Booths on YASKA and the blood donation will be set up on September 25-26 for the public to gain a better understanding on the essentials of blood donation.