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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

Hospital Board Launches Corporate Blood Drive

Hospital Board Launches Corporate Blood Drive

The Ministry of Health and the Environment and Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] announced today that the first-ever Corporate Blood Drive will begin this week on Valentine’s Day, 14 February. Designed to increase the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre’s current donor base, this event will be held annually to identify and commend companies and organizations... Read more of this article

BHB Clarifies: Gay Males & Blood Donation

BHB Clarifies: Gay Males & Blood Donation

In response to questions posed by Bernews readers regarding exactly why the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] did not allow gay males to donate blood, a spokesperson for the BHB has said that, “the standards for eligibility to donate blood are intended to maximize the safety of the blood supply, and not intended to discriminate against sexual orientation.” The... Read more of this article

Bank Of Butterfield Employees Donate Blood

Bank Of Butterfield Employees Donate Blood

The Bank of Butterfield today acknowledged the generosity of 14 of its employees in Bermuda who participated in a Butterfield Blood Donor Day on Thursday, 26 September 2013 at the Bermuda Blood Donor Centre at King Edward Memorial Hospital. Sean Lee, Executive Vice President, Head of Bermuda Retail Banking, and one of the employees who donated blood,... Read more of this article

Summer Blood Drive Hailed As Huge Success

Summer Blood Drive Hailed As Huge Success

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre said they are pleased to announce the success of its Summer Blood Drive, which began on 10 June and ran through 30 August. Three hundred and sixty-one people donated during the drive with 60 of these being new donors. While the need for donors remains constant throughout the year, the recent drive especially targeted college... Read more of this article

2% Of Bermuda’s Population Donate Blood

2% Of Bermuda’s Population Donate Blood

Speaking on World Blood Donor Day last week, Health Minister Patricia Gordon Pamplin said that currently only about 2% of Bermuda’s population donate blood. “The World Health Organization indicates that typically in developed countries about 6% of the population donates. Globally 38% of donors are under the age of 25. But here in Bermuda, less... Read more of this article

Blood Donor Centre Summer Drive Launched

Blood Donor Centre Summer Drive Launched

The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre on Monday [June 10] launched their Summer Blood Drive that will run through the end of August. “While the need for donors remains constant throughout the year, it is hoped college students returning home for the summer, as well as other young adults, will consider becoming donors”, a spokesperson said. “Anyone... Read more of this article

Blood Donor Centre Calls For Donations

Blood Donor Centre Calls For Donations

In preparation for the busy holiday season, the Blood Donor Centre, located on the first floor at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, is seeking blood donations to replenish supplies. A statement from the BHB said: “While we are especially seeking O positive, A positive, B positive and O negative donors, we also welcome donations of all blood types.... Read more of this article