Drops of Life 2018: A LoveSingapore Blood Donation Drive

Contributed by LoveSingapore

We value life

Every drop of human blood is a priceless drop of life! For the third year in a row, LoveSingapore will be hosting a blood donation drive this Easter.

Did you know?

  • Singapore’s blood needs are currently shouldered by 1.8% of Singapore’s residential population.
  • The number of youth donors has been on a downward trend, decreasing by 13% between 2012 and 2016.
  • Blood demand is expected to increase by 3% to 5% annually.
  • 600 donors stop giving each year due to age-related illnesses.

(Source: The Singapore Red Cross, Press Release 10 June 2017)

Can we reverse this life-threatening trend? 

We can and should! Blood donation is all about seeking the welfare of the nation. It is time we embrace blood donation as a public good, a personal habit, a national psyche, the Singapore way of life!

Will you contribute to a life-giving cause? 

Be part of Drops of Life, LoveSingapore’s annual blood donation drive. The dates are chosen to coincide with the Good Friday-Easter weekend, a sacred space in the Christian calendar.

Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often.

There is no substitute for human blood. Every drop is a drop of life, a precious gift of life. Every first-time donor is a potential regular donor. Every regular donor is a potential champion donor. Together, we can expand Singapore’s blood donor pool. Together, we can increase the percentage of youth donors starting this year, at Drops of Life! Any person aged 16 - 60 qualifies.

Date & Time:

Saturday | 31 March 2018

Easter Sunday | 1 April 2018

12 noon to 6pm

Venue:

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Level 2, Crescent 2
1 Raffles Boulevard
Suntec City
Singapore 039593

Registration:

Though a Christian initiative, Drops of Life is open to all who love Singapore – regardless of race or religion. Make an appointment to donate at the LoveSingapore blood drive here!

You can also donate at the bloodbanks:

  • Bloodbank@Westgate Tower
    1 Gateway Drive
    #10-01 to 05 Westgate Tower
    Singapore 608531
  • Bloodbank@Dhoby Ghaut
    11 Orchard Road
    #B1-05 Dhoby Xchange
    Singapore 238826
  • Bloodbank@Woodlands
    900 South Woodlands Drive
    #05-07 Civic Centre
    Singapore 730900
  • Bloodbank@HSA
    (Opposite Outram Park MRT Station) 

    11 Outram Road 
    Health Sciences Authority, 
    Singapore 169078 

Make an appointment to donate at the bloodbanks here and don’t forget to quote L1000 for your blood donation to be recognised as part of the initiative.

Useful Information on Blood Donation

Eligibility

Ensure that you meet the basic donor criteria taking this quick eligibility quiz or check out the donor criteria here. All potential donors will be screened on-site.


Donation Process:

  • The entire process takes about 60 minutes – from filling up the health assessment questionnaire to resting after donation. Watch the video below to find out more:

What to do before donation:

  • Drink lots of fluids 24 hours before and on donation day
  • Fasting is not required
  • Eat a light meal 2 to 3 hours before donation
  • Have a good rest the night before
  • Bring along your NRIC / Work Permit / Employment Pass / Donor Card for registration on donation day

What to do after donation:

  • Maintain an iron-rich diet and keep yourself hydrated
  • Refrain from lifting heavy items and strenuous or athletic activities for 24 hours

Contact Information:

If you’d like to speak to someone to find out more about LoveSingapore, please call 9137 1982 or 6424 9521. For enquiries on blood donation, please call Singapore Red Cross at 6220 0183

About LoveSingapore:

Birthed in 1995, LoveSingapore is a unity movement motivated by love, fuelled by prayer, and inspired by a shared vision to bless Singapore and the nations. Its core leadership comprises Senior Pastors and leaders of local churches. Pastor Lawrence Khong is the founder and current Chairman.