Ozzie visits blood bank for World Blood Donor Day

| 27/06/2013

Osbourne Bodden & Tracy McComb.JPG(CNS): Health Minister Osbourne Bodden visited the Health Services Authority blood bank recently to help raise awareness of the importance of giving blood and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day. Minister Bodden recognised Cayman’s generous blood donors and encouraged more people to follow their lead. “Thank you to all of our blood donors. By giving blood, you are saving lives, so please encourage your friends and family to do the same,” he said. “World Blood Donor Day is a good reminder to all of us of the importance of continuing to give blood throughout the year.” (Photo: the minister and blood donor Tracy McComb)

Minister Bodden added, “A limited amount of blood in the Blood Bank is a threat to public safety, presently the Blood Bank has 25 per cent lower than optimum. All blood types are needed to keep supplies at a healthy level for our community.”

For more information, visit the HSA website or call (345) 949-8600.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    many of us would love to donate blood, but if you lived in the UK for over 6 months during certain years (and many of us did), you are not allowed to donate blood.  If that can be changed, I'll be knocking on the bloodbank's doorstep to donate, as willl many I am sure.