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Hundreds donate blood on Valentine’s Day

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Some 700 people decided to donate blood on Valentine’s Day on Thursday.

Hundreds donate blood on Valentine’s Day

Some 700 people decided to donate blood on Valentine’s Day on Thursday.

The figure is triple the number on an average day, with between 150 and 250 volunteers and relatives of patients, National Blood Transfusion Centre administration head Pov Moy Thong said.

“Young people these days have a better understanding and are willing to donate blood to save lives,” he said.

Koch Naren, one of the donor told The Post that for the last 10 years, she has donated blood twice a year – on June 14, which is World Blood Donor Day, and in August, which is her birthday.

She said: “Blood donation is not meant to only save lives, but also to help improve our own health."


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