Fitness Zone, The Largest Fitness and Health Club in Brunei collaborated their blood donation with the Jerudong Park Medical Center (JPMC). This is the first blood donation drive organized by the said club this year. Like last year, with same event title “Circulate Love by Donating Blood Year 2. JPMC and FZ have been collaborating for this good cause and today, February 18, 2017 in line with International Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day that took place in Studio 1, Fitness Zone Kiulap from 10am – 3pm, would be the fourth. There were huge amount who pledge and registered as donors from members and atleast from the public/walk ins. Members of the public and staff enthusiastically shared their “heroic blood”. To the last minute, members of the public kept on going to the club and has to close the registration by 3:30pm. There were more than 50 units of pints of blood. (The Blood Donation Drive collected bags of blood will benefit open heart surgery patients, cancer patients, and stroke patients.)
Romeo Tabios, JPMC Blood Bank Nurse stated, “You can reduce your blood viscosity by donating blood on a regular basis, which eliminates the iron that may possibly oxidize in your blood. An increase in oxidative stress can be damaging to your cardiovascular. With this blood drive, we hope the message outreaches the public and encourage more to donate on a regular basis.”
“It is a pleasure to collaborate with Fitness Zone again for three consecutive year. We hope to continue working with the aim of increasing the quality of life. The blood donation drive organized is a good demonstration of our commitment in healthcare.” said Aini Zulfa Hj Asbinin, Marketing Executive of JPMC.
According to a press statement from Wu Chun , Managing Director of the health club “Aside from donating blood is heathy for our well being, it is a rewarding experience after you can spare 15 minutes of your time and save one life.Nobody can do everything but everyone must start to do something to make a positive difference! ”.
The health club would like to thank their kind and generous sponsors Bake Culture, Women Salon, Energy Kitchen, Sunny Green Tea drink and to those groups and individuals who supported the event.