Be a Hero

A Blood Collection Drive across the Cities and Towns in Fiji

The Sai Prema Foundation embarked on yet another journey and this time to collect some much needed “liquid love” – Blood.

The youth teamed up with the Fiji National Blood Services Department from the Ministry of Health and decided to conduct day long blood drives around Fiji.

This service activity was initially prompted in lieu of a plight by Ministry of Health and Fiji National Blood Service highlighting shortage of blood at their blood banks and hence considering the need of the hour, the “Be a Hero” blood collection drive campaign was born in early 2017.

The aim of this intiative is simple – to ensure that there would not be a situation where doctors or surgeons would need to postpone a crucial surgery due to the lack of blood available at the blood banks around the country.

  1. 25th February 2017 @ TappooCity Suva (16 Pints collected)
  2. 06th May 2017 @ Lautoka (37 Pints collected)
  3. 27th May 2017 @ Rups Nakasi (13 Pints collected)
  4. 10th June 2017 @ Sharma’s Aracde Nadi (55 Pints collected)
  5. 17th June 2017 @ TappooCity Suva (30 Pints collected)
  6. 15th July 2017 @ Ba Bus Stand (70 Pints collected)
  7. 12th August 2017 @ Tavua (62 Pints collected)
  8. 26th August 2017 @ TappooCity Suva (64 Pints collected)
  9. 28th August 2017 @ Suva Bus Stand (33 Pints collected)
  10. 29th August 2017 @ Suva Bus Stand (29 Pints collected)
  11. 30th August 2017 @ Suva Bus Stand (22 Pints collected)
  12. 2nd September 2017 @ MH Nausori (44 Pints collected)
  13. 21st October 2017 @ Sigatoka (72 Pints collected)
  14. 28th October 2017 @ TappooCity Suva (61 Pints collected)
  15. 11th November 2017 @ Nadi (93 Pints collected)
  16. 11th November 2017 @ Rups Nakasi (30 Pints collected)
  17. 25th November 2017 @ Tavua (76 Pints collected)
  18. 25th November 2017 @ Rups Nakasi (29 Pints collected)
  19. 2nd December 2017 @ Lautoka (55 Pints collected)
  20. 8th-9th December 2017 @ TappooCity Suva (36 Pints collected)
  21. 18th December 2017 @ RB Patel Centrepoint (8 Pints collected)
  22. 19th December 2017 @ Hanson’s Makoi (13 Pints collected)
  23. 20th December 2017 @ Foodtown Nausori (26 Pints collected)
  24. 21st December 2017 @ Shop N Save Nakasi (20 Pints collected)
  25. 22nd December 2017 @ Rups Nakasi (19 Pints collected)
  26. 23rd December 2017 @ BA (30 Pints collected)
  27. 23rd December 2017 @ Rups Nakasi (1 Pint collected)
  28. 27th December 2017 @ MH Nausori (19 Pints collected)
  29. 28th December 2017 @ MH Nausori (25 Pints collected)
  30. 30th December 2017 @ MH Nausori (22 Pints collected)
  31. Home/Village visits 2017 (87 Pints collected)

Total Number of Blood Drives: 31
Total Number of Pints Collected: 1,207
Total Number of Potential Lives Saved: 3,621

“AWARDS PRESENTED TO SAI PREMA FOUNDATION IN JUNE 2018(for Collections completed in 2017):

1. Highest BloodCollection (Fiji-Wide)

2. Highest Blood Collection (Central Region)

3. Second Highest Blood Collection (Western Region)

”STATISTICS AS AT 31ST DECEMBER 2017

Total Number of Pints collected in 2017:

1,207 Total Potential Lives Saved in 2017: 3,621

“AWARDS PRESENTEDAGAINTO SAI PREMA FOUNDATION IN JUNE 2019 (for Collections completed in 2018):

1. Highest Blood Collection (Fiji-Wide)

2. Highest Blood Collection (Central Region)

STATISTICS AS AT 31ST DECEMBER 2018

(Western Division -650& Central Division–850 pints)

Total Blood Collected in 2018: 1500 pints

Total Potential Lives Saved in 2018: 4500