Fiji Time: 9:27 PM on Sunday 5 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Hospital needs 50 pints of blood daily

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to get regular medical check-ups and to give blood, as more people are in need of blood daily at the hospitals.

ACATA Trust Fiji executive director Rosan Lal said about 200 people turned up for the medical check-up that was conducted by the Health Ministry, Fiji National Blood Service and Australian Aid in Suva at the weekend.

Mr Lal said they were able to collect 45 pints of blood during the blood drive.

"The CWM Hospital needs close to about 50 pints of blood every day and we needed a lot of people to donate blood to replenish the blood used in the hospitals," Mr Lal said.

"We had a lot of people who took part in the blood drive and we are advising the public to live healthier lives."

He said they conducted free cholesterol checks, free anaemia checks, free blood checks and dieticians offered advice on healthy eating.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.845756.8457
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43450.4225
CNY 3.00972.9097
NZD 0.72320.6902
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.48390.4669

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rise of Naholo doesn't surprise Savea
  2. SARU fires referees boss
  3. State drops pension age
  4. Fish case causes a stink
  5. 2 from 2
  6. Army lacks health staff
  7. Help on the way
  8. 20 per cent of visitors return to Fiji
  9. Pacific Games: Fiji soccer creates history
  10. 85,000 people visit trade show

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  10. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)