Youth committee donates blood

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam Hokkien Association’s Youth Committee participated in a blood donation drive at the Blood Bank of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital last Saturday.

Some 30 individuals comprising association members and their families and friends attended the blood donation event led by Head of the Youth Committee Philip Chua Teng Kiat.

Philip Chua said, “This is the second blood donation drive we have organised this year. The first was in January. Brunei Darussalam Hokkien Association’s Youth Committee always organises events similar to this to help replenish the supply of blood in the Blood Bank of RIPAS Hospital.”

President of Brunei Darussalam Hokkien Association Lim Han Chiong sponsored nutritional drinks for the donors.

Philip Chua, who is a frequent blood donor, said, “I have donated blood 57 times. I started donating blood in December 2000. I would like to appeal to the public aged 16 to 60 who are healthy to donate blood because the stockpile of blood is always very low, especially in the month of Ramadhan.”

Participants of the blood donation drive organised by the Brunei Darussalam Hokkien Association’s Youth Committee. PHOTO: JAMES KON