A big thank you to all those who contributed blood to our blood donation drive held last week on Friday and Saturday.
As one of the donors commented, "it's clearly harder to get people to give their blood than to give their votes to you". ;-)
Despite giving out more than 1,000 leaflets, having the event listed in some of the Chinese press as well as sending out some 2,000 sms'es to residents, we barely managed to hit 25% of our original target of 300 bags of blood.
While there were clearly some shortcomings in the organisation and there are probably other avenues of publicity which we need to improve on (which we are already aware of), ideas of how to attract more donors are most welcome.
Maybe I should hold a ceramah in conjunction with a blood donation drive... ;-)