SPB staff donate 30 blood bags

SP Brewery continued its annual campaign by donating more than 30 bags of blood to the Port Moresby Blood Bank.

The Brewery has always supported over the years and 2017 was no different.

The initiative was arranged through the HR department, Sr. Evelyn Arua. She was the clinic nurse on site who organised this important blood drive.

“We had an overwhelming response compared to previous years and we will be sure to volunteer again after 6 months,” said Sr. Arua.

Some staff also shared why they donate blood:

ICT Manager Leonard Stein said he started donating blood many years ago as he witnessed the need and realised that he could really save lives.

“The donation is safe and the people who take the blood are professionals. For those that are scared to donate, your fear is only a fraction of what people are going through and are in need of help.”

Sponsorships & Event Manager Yvonne Igo also shared that she started donating 17 years ago and has never stopped.

“A classmate of mine, who was a close friend, back in 2000 was diagnosed with leukemia and that inspired me to donate.”

Ms Igo encouraged people to help those in need.

“The tables might turn and you’ll end up being the person needing a blood transfusion, so donate and you’ll probably end up saving your own, life if it’s not someone else,”

Packaging supervisor Koko Wasina said it’s simply a win-win situation for both the blood bank and yourself.

“Aside from saving a life, you also get rid of excess blood to keep your body health. That’s why I have been donating since 2005.”

(SPB’s Sr. Evelyn Arua checking Trevor Sauna’s blood pressure as ICT manager Leonard Stein looks on)

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