45 pints collected in blood donation drive

Wani Roslan

Forty-five pints of blood were collected during a donation campaign organised by the Bandar Seri Begawan Indian Association (BSBIA) at the Blood Donation Centre of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital yesterday.

The campaign’s chief coordinator Suresh Borigam said the event is part of the association’s annual activity to help increase the centre’s blood supply.

“Donating blood is simple, safe and does not hurt nor make us weak. There is nothing to be afraid of and I urge people to donate regularly,” he said.

The donors were given refreshment sponsored by Double M General Store Sdn Bhd.

BSBIA President Ravichandran, Vice–President Mubarak and General Secretary Murugesan were also present.

Donors during the blood donation campaign. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR