The Bruneian

Turkish Embassy collects 27 pints of blood at donation drive


Atotal of 27 pints of blood was collected during a blood donation organised by the Turkish Embassy recently at the Blood Donation Centre in Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

The blood donation drive was also organised to commemorat­e “Medicine Day” which is celebrated every year in Turkey on March 14.

According to the Turkish Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Professor Dr Hamit Ersoy, the blood donation is part of the embassy’s social responsibi­lity which aims to give back to the community.

“It is a response to news about shortages at the Blood Donation Centre at RIPAS. It is also a welcomed chance to congratula­te and thank the health workers for their vital service and valuable contributi­ons to the COVID-19 pandemic response,” said the ambassador, adding that it is not only to encourage more blood donations but also a call to all fellow Muslims.

“We all should help with blood donations, keeping in mind it will be difficult to do so once Ramadhan starts,” he added.

The ambassador and spouse Lale Ersoy, together with embassy staff, donated blood at the Blood Donation Centre at RIPAS Hospital.

The head of the blood bank welcomed the foreign dignitarie­s and embassy staff, during which Senior Scientific Officer Chong Kim Moi and supervisor Hj Iqmal Hj Ismail ensured the hospitalit­y of the Turkish Embassy were accommodat­ed.

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Images courtesy of Turkish Embassy

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