A BLOOD drive organised at the University of the South Pacific on Friday saw 32 pints of the "gift of life" being collected.
The blood drive, which was organised jointly by the Sathya Sai Service Organisation and the Fiji National Blood Services, marked yet another successful year of blood encouragement at the university's Laucala Bay campus in Suva.
With the theme "Share some liquid Love", the drive was aimed at ending Valentine's Day celebrations in a way which gave back to the community.
In order to be deemed legible, one must be a non-remunerated volunteer, between the ages of 16 and 65, weigh more than 50 kilograms and be free from any medication or tablets within the 24-hour period before donating blood.
People are also encouraged to eat a full healthy meal before giving blood and not to consume any alcoholic beverages within the 24-hour period prior to donating.