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Blood donation drive collects nearly 300 pints

James Kon

The second Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BDNOC) blood donation campaign collected 296 pints of blood over a period of four days.

The campaign ended yesterday, and sought to increase the stock of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital’s blood bank while promoting the significance of blood donations to athletes and the sports community.

The blood donation campaign took place at the Health Promotion Centre at Commonwealth Drive and was held adhering to strict COVID-19 prevention protocols.

Only donors with green or yellow codes were allowed to take part; have completed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine; and had a temperature check upon entering.

Face masks had to be worn at all times and hand hygiene practised before and after donating.

Registered participants received a gift pack containing a mask, lanyard and hand sanitiser, as well as a certificate of donation signed by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah, the BDNOC President.

Vice President II of BDNOC Haji Muhd Zamri bin Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani was among the donors yesterday.

Vice President II of BDNOC. Haji Muhd Zamri bin Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani with other blood donation participants during the second BDNOC blood donation drive. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR