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BHB: Valentine’s Gift For Regular Blood Donors

BHB: Valentine’s Gift For Regular Blood Donors

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Feb 14] announced a new recognition programme for its “highly valued regular blood and apheresis donors, saying that from today onwards when someone passes a landmark blood or apheresis donation of 10, 20, 50, 75 and 100 donations, they will be awarded a “special blood donor pin recognizing their contribution... Read more of this article

Donate Blood In Honour Of A Loved One

Donate Blood In Honour Of A Loved One

Struggling to know what to get someone you love for Christmas? This year you can donate blood in their honour and give them a special Christmas Card thanking them for helping save a life over the holidays. Everyone who donates blood from Monday 11 December through to the New Year, will be able to write a note for the person they love in a special card... Read more of this article

Bacardi Wins 4th Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bacardi Wins 4th Annual Corporate Blood Drive

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and the Ministry of Health and Seniors today announced that Bacardi is the winner of the Corporate Blood Drive 2016/17. This is the fourth Corporate Blood Drive that has taken place, with this year’s event seeing “the highest ever number of competitors.” A spokesperson said, “Bacardi has been awarded... Read more of this article

Corporate Blood Drive Competition Heats Up

Corporate Blood Drive Competition Heats Up

Businesses participating in the 2017 Corporate Blood Drive are scheduling special blood donor drives to maximize their chance of winning the competition, which is helping maintain vital blood supplies for people in Bermuda. Over the last few weeks, a Bacardi blood drive encouraged 17 staff donate, Argus had 11 and Ariel Re had 9. The Corporate Blood... Read more of this article

Hospital Calls For O Negative Blood Donors

Hospital Calls For O Negative Blood Donors

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today is asking for O negative blood donors to donate on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Cup Match, to ensure blood supplies are available over the long holiday weekend. Donors are asked to call 236-5067 to make an appointment. Dr Eyitayo Fakunle, Consultant Haematologist, said, “We have a short donation week due to the... Read more of this article

244 Pints Celebrated As Six Blood Donors Retire

244 Pints Celebrated As Six Blood Donors Retire

The Bermuda Hospitals Board has recognised six individuals who have collectively donated a total of 244 pints of blood, but who are now having to retire from donating. The celebrated blood donors included Dr. James Burnett-Herkes with 50 donations over 33 years; Veronica Chameau with 36 donations over 16 years; Virginia Olander with 21 donations over... Read more of this article

Bermuda Police Win Corporate Blood Drive 2016

Bermuda Police Win Corporate Blood Drive 2016

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and the Ministry of Health and Seniors has announced that the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is the winner of the Corporate Blood Drive 2015/16. The announcement was made today [June 14] in honour of World Blood Donor Day. A spokesperson said, “This is the third Bermuda Corporate Blood Drive that has taken place,... Read more of this article

Students Raising Awareness Of Blood Donation

Students Raising Awareness Of Blood Donation

Somersfield Academy students Shelby Madeiros, Jahzara Pluck-Ming, and Nadia Attride-Ramella are helping to raise awareness of the need for blood donations in Bermuda, launching a dedicated website, Instagram account, and promotional video to help aid in their mission. 13-year-old student Shelby Madeiros said, “In our M3 year, we are obligated... Read more of this article

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

With the Zika Virus recently classified as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern,’ the Bermuda Hospitals Board Blood is requesting anyone who donated blood after travelling anywhere in Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean or elsewhere in the tropics in the previous 28 days and who has developed two or more of the... Read more of this article

2015 Corporate Blood Donor Of Year Announced

2015 Corporate Blood Donor Of Year Announced

Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment announced today that the Accountant General’s Department in the Ministry of Finance, is the 2015 Corporate Blood Donor of the year. This is the second Corporate Blood Drive that has taken place, and the Accountant General’s Department has been awarded the revolving trophy... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank Wins Corporate Blood Drive

Butterfield Bank Wins Corporate Blood Drive

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has revealed that The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited has won the first-ever Corporate Blood Drive. Launched earlier this year in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Seniors and the Environment, the blood drive was designed to increase the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre’s current donor base. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

BHB, Ministry Launch Blood Donation Week

BHB, Ministry Launch Blood Donation Week

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] came together with Minister of Health, Seniors and the Environment Jeanne Atherden, doctors, and recipients of blood transfusions this week in order to launch World Blood Donor Week for Bermuda, stressing the importance of donating blood, citing its importance to all members of society, from the very young to the very... Read more of this article

Urgent Call For O Positive And O Negative Blood

Urgent Call For O Positive And O Negative Blood

[Updated] The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] said they are “urgently calling for members of the public with O positive and O negative to donate blood this week.” Dr Fakunle, Consultant Haematologist, comments: “Due to recent emergency usage, stocks in this blood type are low. With the upcoming holiday weekend reducing the usual number of... Read more of this article