83 roll sleeves up for blood drive

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Ministry of Defence (MinDef) and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), in collaboration with the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Blood Donation Centre, yesterday organised a blood donation campaign at the Berakas Garrison Gym.

Eighty-three personnel rolled their sleeves up for the blood drive, held in support of the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) call to ensure adequate blood reserves are available in Brunei Darussalam.

COVID-19 safety measures were taken during the blood drive, which included limiting the number of blood donors at a time, social distancing and temperature checks prior to entering the gym – with assistance from the Medical Reception Station (MRS).

MinDef will hold a blood drive at Bolkiah Garrison and Penanjong Garrison today and tomorrow.