THE Brunei Institution Of Geomatics (BIG) together with the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Mobile Blood Bank and its food partner SCR Express on Tuesday held a very successful joint Blood Donation Campaign at the Citis Square outlet.
BIG President Pg Hj Matusin Pg Hj Matasan said the campaign was organised as part of the organisers’ corporate social responsibility — to assist RIPAS Hospital to boost its blood reserves.
“As everyone is well aware, Brunei Darussalam’s population is small, and obtaining blood donations is therefore understandably quite a challenge. Further compounding this situation is the fact that an increasing number of people are suffering from chronic diseases (according to recent health reports) and are disqualified from donating,” explained Pg Hj Matusin on why there is always a shortage of blood, judging from the many appeals for blood being circulated in the local social media.
“On behalf of all the needy patients out there, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated blood to assist them…At the same time, I would also like to appeal to all able-bodied individuals to step forward to make a difference in our community. Your country and community need you…And remember, one doesn’t have to be a doctor or a paramedic to save lives — just donate some blood. Besides, it is good for health,” added Pg Hj Matusin.
Article & Photos Courtesy of Brunei Times