ONE pint saves three lives.
This was the message shared by Police officers at the Nasova Police Academy who took some time out to reach out through a blood drive organised by Fiji Police Force.
And yesterday 21 officers managed to collect 21 pints.
This will ensure constant blood is kept at the Colonial War Memorial (CWM) hospital.
Blood service assistant Alumeci Naulivou said every year police voluntarily organised a blood drive as part of their community reach out.
She said donating blood was a good exercise in terms of helping the donor knows their blood group, iron level, blood pressure and status of HIV and AIDS.
Ms Naulivou said it also reduced the risk of heart disease.
She stressed that it was important that people were involved in the noble cause as the body produced a new blood cells in 48 hours.
Police officers at the scene said giving blood was important because at the end of the day they would save someone's life.