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Bermuda Hospitals Board Receives $10,000 Gift for Blood Donation Support

The Bermuda Hospitals Board recently celebrated a $10,000 donation to assist with the acquisition of equipment and the support of blood donations.

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The board thanked St George’s Trust Company, with Eyitayo Fakunle, BHB consultant haematologist, saying: “This generous donation will enable us to enhance our capabilities and increase awareness around the importance of blood donation.

“This contribution exemplifies the true spirit of giving, helping us to save lives in Bermuda.”

Jason Benevides, executive vice-president at the St George’s Trust Company, added: “We are honoured to support the Blood Donor Centre. Blood donation is a selfless act that saves lives.

“We believe in the power of the community coming together to make a difference. We hope this contribution will help the staff continue its essential work and inspire others to join in this life-saving endeavour.”

Lucy Correia, a phlebotomist at the Blood Donor Centre, said she has seen how important blood donation is first hand.

“The St George’s Trust Company’s generous donation will allow us to purchase much needed equipment and create educational initiatives to raise awareness and encourage more people to become blood donors,” she said.

“Together, we save lives and make a significant difference in our community.”

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is in the General Wing of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. It is open from 8.30am to 2.30pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 8.30am to 1pm on Fridays.

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