Sir Frank Worrell Blood Drive
Persons were invited to the Open Campus to register for the Sir Frank Worrell Blood Donor Drive on September 14th.
Ms. Kimone Joseph, who represents the UWI Open Campus says the Princess Margaret Hospital is conducting the screening process and will later inform the participants if their blood is needed.
The University of the West Indies has named its annual Blood Drive after Sir Frank Worrell, because he was the first person to donate blood to the then Indian Captain, Mr. Nari Contractor, who was seriously injured in a practice match.
The blood drive is important because there is a need for more Dominicans to volunteer blood.
They are encouraging people to donate freely and voluntarily come to register.
Acting Lab Superintendent at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Mr. Walter Jones, says their objective is to develop a pool of volunteer blood donors.
They want to make sure that they always have blood and that the blood is from persons who are reliable and there is no controversy in the process of donating blood.