Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Veteran donor rolls up sleeve for 150th time

Adib Noor

“Everyone should donate blood,” 56-year-old Tung Yiu Hung said as he rolled up his sleeves for the 150th time to make a donation at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital’s Blood Donation Centre.

The veteran donor said he first started donating blood in 1994.

“The blood bank reaches out to me when they are in need of supply; and I always answer their call,” he said.

Tung visited the blood bank with 10 of his friends to replenish the reserve at RIPAS Hospital.

“One of my friends even brought along his son who was a first time donor,” Tung said.

On how to encourage the youth to bleed for a good cause, Tung said, “It feels like a harmless bite. Plus, you get to play a part in saving lives.”

Those wishing to support the Blood Donation Centre can book a slot through the BloodKad app or follow RIPAS Blood Bank’s Instagram @bloodbank_ripas for future blood donation drives.

The public can also contact the Blood Donation Centre at 2242424 (ext 6001/6002), via WhatsApp at 7375745 or e-mail bloodbank@moh.gov.bn.