Riding on the success of the Blood Donation Campaign held in 2018 and 2019, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in collaboration with the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service this year again organised the Blood Donation Campaign 2020 on 14-16 October, 2020, attracting over 230 staff and students’ participation.
Apart from having the mobile blood drive at Alumni Atrium, the haemoglobin test and blood pressure check were provided at the promotion booths on the podium level of the campus. Participants obtained knowledge on nutritional balance and enjoyed fun games with iron-rich nutty bars as giveaways.
PolyU’s Student Affairs Office, Global Engagement Office and School of Nursing, co-organised the campaign not only by initiating students and staff to donate blood, but also providing training opportunity for students to learn from the operations of the mobile blood drive as well as the promotion at the booths. In recognition of PolyU’s continued support in driving blood donation on campus and promoting positive message to the public, Dr Jennifer Leung, Associate Consultant of the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, presented a certificate of appreciation to Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and International Affairs) on the occasion.