Every drop of human blood is a priceless drop of life! This Easter, LoveSingapore has partnered Singapore Red Cross to host a community blood drive.

Birthed in 1995, LoveSingapore is a unity movement motivated by love, fuelled by prayer, and inspired by a shared vision to bless Singapore and the nations. Its core leadership comprises Senior Pastors and leaders of local churches. Pastor Lawrence Khong is the founder and current Chairman.

Date: 14 -16 April 2017 
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: 
Good Friday 14 April 2017 
Bloodbank @ HSA (Health Sciences Authority)

Saturday & Sunday | 15 & 16 April 2017
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Level 3, Rooms 334-336

Online registration is required if you’d like to donate at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 15 & 16 April. Click here to register.

For quick assessment of basic eligibility, click here. For questions on eligbility, please call Singapore Red Cross at 6220 0183.

Donor Criteria:

  • Aged 16-60 years old. Please note that 16 & 17 year olds will need to complete and bring a signed parental consent form
  • Weigh at least 45kg
  • In general good health
  • Have a haemoglobin level of at least 12.5g/dl (You can boost your haemoglobin level with a well-balanced iron-rich diet, click here for some iron-rich recipes)
  • No symptoms of infection for at least 1 week (e.g. sore throat, cough, runny nose, diarrhoea)
  • No fever in the last 3 weeks
  • Have not travelled or stayed overnight in any malaria endemic area in the last 4 months (Click here for an updated list of areas)
  • All potential donors will be health screened on-site

Entire donation process takes about 60 minutes:

  • First, complete a health assessment questionnaire and register with your identification document
  • Next, medical screening is done to confirm if you’re fit to make a donation
  • A simple fingerprick test will be done to ensure that your haemoglobin level is at least 12.5g/dl
  • Finally, local anaesthetic will be applied to your arm for a painless experience
  • 350-350ml of blood will be drawn
  • Rest and hydrate at the refreshment corner

Pre-Donation:

  • Drink lots of fluids 24 hours before and on donation day
  • Fasting not required
  • Eat a light meal 2-3 hours before donation
  • Have a good rest the night before
  • Bring along your NRIC / Work Permit / Employment Pass / Donor Card for registration on donation day

Post-Donation:

  • Maintain an iron-rich diet and keep yourself hydrated
  • Refrain from lifting heavy items and strenuous or athletic activities for 24 hours

Facts & Figures:

  • To sustain the lives of patients-in-need in Singapore:
  • We need 15 units of blood every hour
  • We need 400 units of blood every day
  • We need more than 100,000 units of blood every year
  • 1 bag of blood can save 3 lives
  • Less than 2% of Singapore’s population donate blood

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