Thursday, September 8, 2011

23rd “Give Blood, Save Life” Blood Donation Campaign

This annual Blood Donation Campaign was held on the 7th August from 9am to 4pm at Thean Hou Temple. The Campaign was organized by 25 Associations, which included Lions Club District 308B1. The guest of honour for the day was the Deputy Finance Minister - Dato Donald Lim.

For the convenience of the public, the event organisers provided free Taxi service. The campaign was in collaboration with the National Blood Bank, who provided 80 beds, 90 nurses and 9 doctors. Beside the blood donation activity, there were also health screening by Chinese physicians, and Eye-sight screening activities. The total bags of blood collected was 634, which was short of the targeted 800 bags. Therefore, the total bags of blood for our club is 52 bags.

LCKLN was among the 12 Lions Clubs and 7 Leo Clubs which participated this event. We were there from 8.30 am to 4pm. There were 2 teams - the 1st team was there from 8.30 am to 1 pm while the 2nd team was there from 1 pm to 4 pm. We took turns to help to register donors. Some of the members donated blood for this event. There were appreciation gifts (Hampers) for those who have donated their blood 30 times and above.

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