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First-timer shares blood donation experience

Izah Azahari

First-time blood donor, Adi Yusri said his colleagues encouraged him to join the blood donation drive after finding about the campaign held at the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department.

Adi Yusri, who works at the department, said he felt nervous at first but was grateful to donate blood and plans on continuing to do so whenever possible.

Nurbayura binti Md Hashim said she felt happy to be able to finally donate after attempting twice previously.

“I have high blood pressure and I’m on medication, so this is my third attempt and I got the green light to donate this time around,” said Nurbayura.

She said that as long as she can donate, she will continue to do so as she is aware there is a constant need to replenish the blood reserve in addition to receiving viral text messages about emergency need of blood for family members and friends.

Acting Deputy Chairperson of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board Hajah Norasyikeen binti Haji Morni at the event. PHOTO: IZAH AZAHARI
ABOVE & BELOW: Donors from JAPEM at the event.

“This is my initiative from listening to announcements on the radio and reading about it on social media, and because I knew about this event earlier on, I made sure I ate my medication on time as it helps control my blood pressure,” she added.

A total of 30 pints were collected during the blood donation drive organised by the BSB Municipal Department in cooperation with the Blood Donation Centre of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital yesterday at the ground floor of the BSB Municipal Department building.

The event was organised in conjunction with the celebration commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the renaming of Bandar Brunei to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Acting Deputy Chairperson of the BSB Municipal Board Hajah Norasyikeen binti Haji Morni was present during the event.