Every year the Cayman Islands joins the international community in recognizing World Blood Donor Day which takes place on June 14th. This year Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac is conducting another donor drive from Sept 19th – Sept 23rd. Anyone interested is invited to give the blood bank a call at 948-2243 ext.124 or visit the Faith Laboratory. The entire process takes about 45 minutes.
Volunteers will be asked to fill out a simple questionnaire to determine if they are able to give blood. Certain restrictions are still in place for persons who have spent time in the United Kingdom due to the risk of transmitting Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, part of the family of diseases which includes Mad Cow.
“On behalf of the H.S.A. I would like to commend Faith Hospital for taking their continued efforts and I would urge as many members of the Brac community to participate and possibly save the life of someone they know and love,” said Lizzette Yearwood, C.E.O – Health Services Authority.