SP Red Cross Branch’s last blood drive of the year yields 11 pints
The Belize Red Cross, San Pedro Branch (BRCSPB) held their last blood drive of the year on Saturday, December 14th at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. Between 9AM to 3PM, a total of 22 persons showed up to donate; however, many were not able to do so due to different reasons and at the end of the day only 11 pints of blood could be collected.
The response to the blood drive was considered satisfactory, as many people were eager to participate in the important event that seeks throughout the year to collect a healthy supply of blood to save lives in the case of emergencies. The amount of blood collected is believed to be enough to save over 30 persons, as one pint of blood can supply the vital fluid for up to three persons. While potential donors made their way to the Polyclinic, Red Cross member Phillip Ramsey along with a group of volunteers held a dollar drive on Coconut Drive. The group was able to collect a total of $623.23 which will be used to further the works of the Red Cross on the island.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun