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#500684 - 02/04/15 04:03 PM Ambergris Caye February Blood Drive
Marty Offline

In an ongoing efort to build our blood supply for Ambergris Caye Residents and tourists, the San Pedro Red Cross has teamed up with Belize Blood services for our first quarterly Blood Drive of 2015.

Saturday, February 7th at Clinica Los Pinos from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

During the blood drive, Wendy Alter our youth committee leader will have 12 kids from our San Pedro Red Cross Youth group placed at strategic places around town and directing people to donate blood as well as taking donations. They will be at Island City, Carlos & Ernie's and Clock tower.

Thanks for your continued support.


The San Pedro Red Cross and Belize Blood Services are holding our next blood drive on Saturday, February 7th at Clinica Los Pinos from 9:00am - 3:00pm

We are looking for healthy donors from the ages of 18-65. All blood collected is stored at the Belize City blood bank and is allocated for any Ambergris Caye resident or tourist in need.

Before donating blood think RED:

  • Rest, get a good nightís sleep the night before you donate.
  • Eat a healthy meal before you donate. Eating iron-rich foods helps strengthen iron levels for safe and successful blood donation.
  • Drink plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages. Water is best, or fresh juice.

The need for ďcleanĒ blood in Belize is absolutely imperative. If you are taking prescription medication but can go for a time without it, it is necessary to not have taken it for 72 hours prior to donating blood. For nonprescription medication, refrain for 24 hours.

Triage Questions

  • You are between 18 and 65 correct?.... encourage a yes for the older people!!
  • Did you eat today?
  • Are you taking any medication? When?
  • Do you plan to Scuba dive in the next 24 hours?
  • Have you donated blood before? If yes when was the last time? (56 days or more)
  • Are you feeling well today? - No cough, cold etc.

If you would like to become a member or volunteer please contact info.spbrc@gmail.com

Please like us on Facebook: San Pedro Belize Red Cross, to show support and stay informed.


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#500887 - 02/10/15 10:16 AM Re: Ambergris Caye February Blood Drive [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline


Some of the SPBRC Youth group volunteers

The San Pedro Belize Red Cross Host successful First Aid/CPR Training and Blood Drive

The San Pedro Belize Red Cross (SPBRC) recently appointed Sue Barkhouse and Joann Reilly as co-leaders of the Health Committee. Sue is in charge of quarterly blood drives and Joann will be handling the First Aid/CPR training program and monthly courses.

Both Ladies had the opportunity to jump right into their new positions as the San Pedro Red Cross hosted the first events of 2015 in both areas. Sue and Joann did a wonderful job from start to finish and the SPBRC is pleases to have them volunteering in lead positions within the organization.

The San Pedro Branch held first aid training on January 29th at El Divino Restaurant, Banana Beach Resort. Instructors David Sobers and Tina Gill from the Belize Red Cross trained eleven individuals. The Phoenix Resort, Victoria House Resort, ACES (Crocodile) all sent staff. Two San Pedro Red Cross Volunteers and two private citizens were also trained. The San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross thanks Banana Beach Resort for the use of their facility, and Corona del Mar Hotel with assisting with accommodations. If you would like to join the SPBRC first aid program and receive training for yourself or your staff please contact info.spbrc@gmail.com Classes are $50 BZD per person plus low cost lunch.


Tropic Air staff are regular donators

After First aid it was off to the races again as the first blood drive of the new year took place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 with many residents turning out to donate blood at Clinica Los Pinos, Manta Ray St. San Pedro. Both adult and Youth volunteers (led by Wendy Alter head of youth committee) helped make the process go smoothly as they took their places as greeters at the door, handing out juice and cookies, and collecting donations on the street.

A healthy turn out of willing donors from 9:00am-3:00pm donating both blood and money kept the clinic busy all day and made the blood drive a big success. The SPBRC branch was able to collect 30 pints of blood for the Ambergris Caye Blood Bank Reserve to be held at the Belize Blood Bank, Belize City. That blood is stored in Belize City for Ambergris locals or tourists for use on a planned surgery or medical emergency. The monetary donations given on the street totalling $746.50 will benefit the SPRC Branch activities.

Working with the Belize Blood Services Group with their enthusiasm and professionalism is always a positive experience for the San Pedro Red Cross. The San Pedro Red Cross is excited to be working on having them come back for World Blood Donor Day, on June 14th.

The SPBRC thanks all donors for making this blood drive so successful. A big Thank You goes to Ramonís Village Resort as 14 of their staff turned out to donate blood. Long-time donator and Ramonís resort manager Einer Gomez was helpful in motivating his staff to come, printing Flyers to personally hand out and getting Red Cross blood drive notice on their electronic billboards by Tropic Air and on the Clock tower in town.

Thanks go to all the local business that support the San Pedro Red Cross and greatly help them in building Ambergris Caye into a strong safe island. Los Pinos Clinic , Tropic Air, Ramon's Village, Ultimate Carts, Caribbean Villas, Bowen and Bowen, El Fogon, Marks Store, Cost Less Store, Marbucks cookies, Ambergris Today, Lighthouse Christian Radio, Krem and San Pedro Sun.

Keep a look out for the information on the next blood drive coming up in June for World Blood Donor Day and remember: ITíS IN YOU TO GIVE!

Thanks go to all the local business that support the San Pedro Red Cross and greatly help them in building Ambergris Caye into a strong safe island. Los Pinos Clinic , Tropic Air, Ramon's Village, Ultimate Carts, Caribbean Villas, Bowen and Bowen, Marks Store, Cost Less Store, Marbucks cookies, Ambergris Today, Lighthouse Christian Radio, Krem and San Pedro Sun.

If you would like to donate blood at the next drive, become a member or volunteer please contact info.spbrc@gmail.com.

Please like us on Facebook: San Pedro Belize Red Cross, to show support and stay informed.


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