On Saturday, Nov. 25th, the Belize Red Cross, San Pedro Branch (BRCSPB), held their first blood drive for 2017 at the Dr.Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic. The team worked hard and successfully collected a total of 14 pints of blood and raised $1414.43 at their dollar drive.

The next blood drive will be held at the Clinic on Caye Caulker on Saturday, March 4th to kick off the BRCSPB country wide Blood Drive training initiative, which will be open to all districts. The San Pedro Branch will train participating branches in facilitating bi annually or quarterly blood drives and creating shareable rare blood type data bases across the country. This will help build the capacity of all districts in helping assist those who need blood in their area.

San Pedro Red Cross would like to thank Dr. Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic, Tropic Air, El Fogon, Rasta Rentals, the Black Orchid Restaurant, and Marbuck's Coffee House for their support. SPBRC would also like to thank Belize Blood Services and the 11 San Pedro volunteers who came out to help.

Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar also deserves a big thank you for helping us to raise $216 with proceeds from their Friday night 'Think and Drink' Trivia Contest.

San Pedro Red Cross is always looking for volunteers and is willing to share information on the work we are doing in the community. If you would like to know more about what we do and how you can become involved, please attend one of our General Meetings held at Crazy Canuck's on the last Friday of every month, starting at 6 pm..

If you would like to find out how you can donate, get blood typed, or have a need for blood, please email [email protected], or [email protected]. To participate in becoming First Aid / CPR / AED certified, please contact us at [email protected]. You can also like our Facebook page to stay up to date and as a show of support at https://www.facebook.com/belizeredcrosssanpedro/

Happy to Donate, by Chelsea Hall San Pedro Sun

Belize Cross San Pedro Branch host Blood drive at Polyclinic, by Chelsea Hall San Pedro Sun