THE Suva International Secondary School community conducted a blood drive at the school premises yesterday as part of its community outreach program.
About 50 students, parents, family members and staff of the school donated blood because of their belief that every pint of blood saves at least three lives.
Last year, the school managed to collect 86 pints of blood.
This year with a blood drive organised every three months, ISS officials hope to collect more pints of blood than last year.
"We encourage the students, parents, and members of the public to come and donate blood," ISS official Salote Narayan said.
"I guess the people at the blood bank are quite happy with the response we have been getting from members of the community, the students and those who have been coming to donate blood.
"We conduct blood drives in the school four times every year."
ISS students who donated blood yesterday were also educated by two blood bank officials that apart from saving someone's life, there were other benefits of donating blood. The benefits included the testing of a donor's haemoglobin levels, testing of blood pressure, assessment of body weight and a full assessment of donors' health.