Blood bank seeks new donors

Members of the Cayman Islands Blood Bank with William Inniss, district alumni chairman of Rotary District 7020, at Taste of Cayman.

The Cayman Islands Blood Bank hopes to register 500 new blood donors by the end of the year.

The blood bank launched its recruiting efforts in late January at the Taste of Cayman Food Festival, where it registered more than 30 potential donors.

The drive was organized by Rotaract and Rotary Central, which sponsor the blood bank and encourage donations from their members.

Rotary District 7020 alumni chair William Inniss said each blood donation can save up to three lives.

“Aside from helping others, there are many benefits to the donor as well. For example, it preserves your cardiovascular health, reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, reduces the risk of cancer and provides a free mini physical,” Mr. Inniss said in a press statement.

To learn more about donating to the blood bank, visit

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  1. I recommend to listen to Chris Masterjohn’s podcast “Why You Need to Manage Your Iron Status and How to Do It”, then find out if you have iron overload by requesting appropriate tests recommended in the podcast. Blood donation could be your life saver if you have iron overload, and many unknowingly have it, because doctors don’t understand function of iron in a human body, interpret your test results incorrectly, or never even order your iron profile.
    If you travel to Miami often, test yourself in any walk-in online labs (privatemdlab, Anylabtestnow etc). (IronComprehensive Panel at privatemdlab is only $61.49 before discount, which they always offer).
    But first you need to know which tests to take by listening the podcast or reading its transcript.
    So the last paragraph of the article is correct-you may significantly improve your health and extend your life by donating blood. And if you notice signs of premature aging, wrinkles or grey hair in your 20s, certainly hurry up with checking your iron status.