55 pints collected at blood donation drive

Lyna Mohamad

Fifty-five pints of blood were collected during a blood donation drive hosted by the Department of Postal Services of the Ministry of Transport and Info-communications in collaboration with the Blood Donation Centre of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital at the Arifah Training Room of the Mail Processing Centre yesterday.

Officers and staff as well as personnel from the Royal Customs and Excise Department participated.

The blood donation drive, conducted in the morning and afternoon, was organised as part of the department’s activities to mark World Post Day 2020 and as part of the initiative to encourage officers and staff to do charity and contribute to the community.

It also aimed to help replenish the hospital’s blood supply and raise awareness on the importance of blood donation as well as a healthy lifestyle.

Blood donors at the event. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD
Potential donors undergo health screening