MPI donates 30 units of blood during successful blood drive
Georgetown, June 28, 2016 – The Ministry of Public Infrastructure recently held a blood drive and mini health fair, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health’s National Blood Transfusion Services (NTBS), which saw the donation of approximately 30 units of blood.
At this time of the year, the Blood Bank is short of all blood types, particularly O-Negative and O-Positive, and MPI thought it fit to play its part by encouraging staff to donate blood. The health fair also offered services such as glucose, eye, blood pressure, and HIV testing as well as mental health and dental screenings.
Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, was also present and stressed the importance of maintaining one’s health and its link to productivity. She further urged those in attendance to conduct more regular health check-ups and emphasised that “prevention is always better than cure”.