Following an appeal by the service for people to donate blood, Eden Leisure Group teamed up with the National Blood Transfusion Service and made it easier for you to donate blood throughout the morning by organising a blood drive.
This is our third time organising the drive, where employees and passers-by could stop in front of the Eden Cinemas to donate blood. We advertised the event on our Social Media platforms, including on-air mentions on 89.7 Bay, articles and a number of Instagram posts encouraging those who can to donate blood.
“We have around 60,000 persons who are registered donors, however only 10,000 donors donate regularly i.e. once every two years,” stated Tony Micallef from the National Blood Transfusion Service.
“These past few months were even harder to obtain blood donations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We now hope that people will put aside their fears and come forward to donate blood. If blood is not readily available, injured people have a lower chance of survival, and patients suffering from chronic diseases or waiting to undergo an operation might end up having their medical treatments delayed. We can assure blood donors that all safety precautions are in place and that they can help save lives safely.”
Simply visit the National Blood Transfusion Service in Pietà any day between 8am and 6pm, discover more on www.facebook.com/bloodmalta or call on 8007 4313 or 7930 7307 for more information.