The Rotaract Club of Stabroek is urging Guyanese to “be a hero this Christmas” and “give the gift of life” by donating blood this Saturday, at the club’s blood drive.
The blood drive will be held this Saturday, December 2nd, on Water Street, in front of the Muneshwer’s building, from 11 am to 5pm. The project is birthed out of the need for an increase in active blood donors to meet the increased demand for the supply of blood.
Immediate Past President of the club, Tofina Felix, explained that the event is a collaborative effort between the Rotarct Club of Stabroek’s twin club, the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial- Bahamas, as well as the Rotaract Club of Antigua, the Reliance Health Care Inc. and the Guyana National Blood Bank.
“We are also fortunate to have the support of our sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Stabroek and Interactors from St. Joseph High School,” Felix said.
It was also related that these blood drives will be conducted for the remainder of the Rotaract year, by clubs around the world. The Rotaract year ends in June, 2018. The drives are being done in three phases, which focus on raising awareness, blood donations and the hosting of training sessions.
Felix, while encouraging individuals and organisations to “commit their time to doing a good deed with an aim of making a positive difference to someone else’s happiness, quality of life and prosperity,” spoke to the need for serving others selflessly, which she noted the organization strives to do.
The Rotaract Club of Stabroek is a non-governmental organization, chartered on July 29, 2016, for individuals between the ages of 18 to 30 with a mandate to provide service to the community through volunteer initiatives, which are geared towards overall community development.