Important - Save Lives
Chris receiving his award from Mayor Matthias Yao
My husband has been a regular blood donor for years. He donates blood at least twice annually. He received a Bronze Award for 25 Blood Donation last year. (Silver Award - 50 blood donations and Gold, 100.) Of course, my husband doesn't donate blood just to get the awards. lol
Singapore needs an average of 350 units of blood daily. All blood collected is distributed to hospitals for various purposes. Blood is needed during bone marrow transplants for leukaemia patients, for thalasemia patients needing regular blood transfusions, during daily surgeries and for accident victims.
It takes 45 minutes for a blood donation, and it is painless.
A “Birthday Programme” has been launched. It wants to highlight to blood donors that even if they donate blood just once a year, they can help save the lives of many. Make a Pledge to Help the Nation on Your Birthday!
Be a Blood Donor. Help save a Life.