Health Minister Osbourne Bodden visited the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority blood bank to help raise awareness of the importance of giving blood and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Blood Donor Day on 14 June.
The blood bank is constantly in need of blood and currently has only 75 per cent of its optimum level of blood supplies.
“Thank you to all of our blood donors. By giving blood, you are saving lives, so please encourage your friends and family to do the same,” Mr. Bodden said.
“World Blood Donor Day is a good reminder to all of us of the importance of continuing to give blood throughout the year,” he added. “A limited amount of blood in the blood bank is a threat to public safety, presently the blood bank has 25 per cent lower than optimum.”
“All blood types are needed to keep supplies at a healthy level for our community.”
For more information about the blood bank or to find out about donating blood, call 949-8600.