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Community answers call for blood donations

Lyna Mohamad

Amid blood banks running low on vital supplies, the community comes forward to answer the call for replenishment.

Yesterday, Filipino community members and their local and Indonesian friends donated blood at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Blood Donation Centre.

The group’s spokesperson, Allan Rodriguez, said, “The initiative was initially scheduled for last month. The plan was postponed due to the ongoing vaccination drive in the country. Some members were also worried about the spike in new cases.

“We practiced social distancing and took the antigen rapid test (ART) provided by the hospital before making the donation,” he added.

Thirty-eight of the group’s 42 donors donated blood, with the others unable to do so due to
health issues.

Filipino community members donate blood. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD