CHCSA organized its 7th blood donation drive for 2010.
Contributed By Lau Ber Nard
When City Harvest Community Services Association holds a blood donation drive, donors can expect more than the usual needle and passing of time. From Aug. 7 to 8, CHCSA organized their 7th blood donation drive for 2010, with the theme—A Race For Life-Saving. Staff and volunteers decorated The Riverwalk to resemble a race car competition, complete with race tracks, pit stops and the checkered flag.
After the registration process, donors were provided with remote-controlled cars and tracks to while their time as they waited to give blood. There was an Xbox 360 console which donors took turns to have a go at—providing a more than enjoyable way to save lives through giving blood.
|PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHCSA|
A total of 220 blood bags were collected over the weekend drive.
Jaron Tan, a 20-year-old National Serviceman and a first-time donor, applauded the organizers for their innovation and creativity. Nervous as a first-timer, he expressed his appreciation of how he was made to feel at ease despite his nervousness.
If you are interested in donating blood through CHCSA, log on to their website at www.chcsa.org.sg. Follow CHCSA on Facebook www.facebook.com/chcsa and Twitter www.twitter.com/chcsa to receive updates of how you can make a change in the community.