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University to increase blood drives

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, February 23, 2013

MEMBERS of the public can expect more blood drives to take place at the University of the South Pacific (USP) next month.

This was confirmed by Karunesh Rao who runs the Sai MediCare — Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji.

The organisation has worked in partnership with the USP's Campus Life program to promote blood donation for the past five years.

According to Mr Rao, one of the main drivers of the campaign was Campus Life's manager, Glenn Pope.

"This was our third successive year of blood drive during the orientation day program alone attracting the new students and the staff on campus.

"USP has now become a major contributor of the voluntary blood drive initiative and one of the major suppliers of blood to the Central Blood Bank," Mr Rao said.

According to the Sathya Sai Service Organisation, the university has been recognised as the highest collectors in tertiary institutions ever since it was introduced.

"USP has drawn up a full year's plan where they will have monthly blood drives with the exception of a few months (exam months)," Mr Rao revealed.

The next blood drives are expected to commence on March 13, April 17 and May 15 respectively.





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