first_imgPrashad’s Medical and Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Guyana Red Cross Society and the Blood Bank, will be hosting a blood donation drive on Saturday, July 28, with the aim of enabling people to donate to an important cause while helping to save lives.The blood drive, which will be hosted at the Prashad’s Medical and Pharmacy at Lot 62 Second Street, Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), will run from 10:00h to 16:00h.The organisers are expecting more than 100 donors, and the event will also provide a medium ‘to educate and break the barriers of blood donation stigma’.It was related that some of the healthy benefits that are associated with blood donating include the enhancement of production of new blood cells, improved overall cardiovascular health, reduced chance of heart attacks and lowered risk of strokes and cancers.To be an eligible donor, one must be in good health, weigh at least 110lbs, and must not have undergone a tattoo operation within the past one year.Donors can expect a free gift, door hamper prizes, free sampling of products, free medical advice, and a prestigious gift basket giveaway. Additionally, there will be free testing for blood sugar, pressure, haemoglobin, cholesterol, and tests for all high school entrance students.The general public is asked to participate in this activity, since the proceeds will go towards a noble cause. Music and other entertainment will also be in abundance, and booths will be stationed for persons to be educated on health products and lifestyle management.last_img