January 27, 2018

PIH prepares for International Cardiologist Team Visit with ‘Be a Hero’ Blood Donation Drive

The first "Be a Hero” Blood Donation Drive of PIH for the year 2018 successfully concluded on the 24th of January 2018, with the team of PIH interacting with more than 200 participants within the Vision City Mall, Port Moresby.
The team spread awareness about the various advantages of Blood Donation, answered queries & broke wrongly held myths about blood donation. Blood Donation can help burn calories, and even reduce risk of cancer & liver diseases. A single person's donation of blood can be instrumental in saving the lives of 3 people.
This was initiated ahead of the upcoming visit from the international cardiac surgeon team who will be performing complicated open heart surgery on patients of the Pacific International Hospital between 26th & 30th January.
More than 30 people volunteered to go down to the PIH Clinic (within VC Mall) and donate their blood for this worthy cause. All volunteers for the "Be a Hero" Campaign received refreshments, a certificate of appreciation, a PIH Blood Donation Card & a Free T-Shirt.
PIH continues to be in need of blood especially for surgeries and trauma cases and blood types like A+ or O- have been difficult to collect in the past.
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