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Neighbourhood pharmacy hosts blood drive, health fair in Diamond

first_imgPrashad’s Medical and Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Guyana Red Cross Society, National Aids Program Secretariat (NAPS) and the Blood Bank, on Saturday held its second annual blood drive and health fair initiative at the pharmacy’s Lot 62 Second Street, Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) location.The blood drive and health fair was aimed at increasing the reserves at the National Blood Transfusion Unit, and to assist persons who are unable to access or pay for medical checkups.According to Prashad’s Chief Executive Officer, Paras Prashad, the objective of the event is also to educate persons about the importance of donating a single unit of blood, and how it can help those in need.During the six-hour activity, more than 20 units of blood were donated by persons in and around the community.The event, which also provided a medium to educate persons on the benefits of donating blood, and thereby address the reluctance associated with donating blood, targeted some 100 donors, who also benefited by receiving free gifts, door hamper prizes, free sampling of products, free medical advice, and a prestigious gift basket giveaway. Additionally, persons were able to access free testing for blood sugar, pressure, haemoglobin, cholesterol. Tests were provided also for all high school entrance students.Only recently, the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) stated that it’s in dire need of blood to satisfy the ever-growing demand for the commodity.According to the institution, the demand is high and the blood bank is short of all blood groups.The goal of the NBTS is for all the blood supplied in Guyana to be collected from voluntary, healthy donors. Every unit of blood that is donated is screened and delivered through a network of Blood Banks countrywide, and is used as needed.last_img read more

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£25m deal for Real Madrid ace, Serie A bid rejected – AFC transfer news

first_imgWhere do Arsenal need to strengthen in January?Manager Arsene Wenger only has until 1 February to bring in new faces after which time he will have to wait until the summer.Mohamed Elneny has joined in a £5m deal, but with first team players like Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla out injured, the boss may be tempted to make more additions and keep them on course in their Premier League title charge.For all the latest transfer rumours, click here and check back on 1 February to follow the talkSPORT deadline day blog live.For all the latest Arsenal news click here. 6 6 6 Jorginho: Napoli reject Arsenal bid for Napoli’s midfielder – According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Arsenal have been told where to go when they approached Napoli with an offer for 24-year-old midfielder Jorginho. The report also says talks between the two clubs could begin again in the summer when the Italian season is over. Napoli are currently top of the league, two points clear of Juventus. Ben Chilwell: Arsenal to fight Tottenham for Leicester defender – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more Gunners transfer news – Arsenal had a £3m offer for Chilwell rejected in the summer, but are now back in the hunt for the highly-rated Leicester left-back. Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested and the Foxes are keen to tie 19-year-old Chilwell – above, right, challenging Erik Lamela – to a new contract. Isco: Arsenal to move for £25m Real Madrid man in the summer? – Spanish newspaper El Confidential claim Real Madrid midfielder Isco could be available in the summer for £25m. The 23-year-old midfielder has admirers in England and Italy and his club may listen to offers for him. 6 Mathieu Debuchy: Arsenal right-back could leave but only on loan – Debuchy wants to leave Arsenal to seek out more first team football and has an eye on a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad. Aston Villa and Sunderland are the teams linked with the right-back, who is behind Hector Bellerin in the Arsenal side. However, given Carl Jenkinson’s knee injury, the club may only let him leave on loan as Debuchy is the only cover for Bellerin. 6 Andriy Yarmolenko: Have Arsenal already had their bid for the winger accepted? – Ukraine-based outlet, Sport, report that Arsenal have had a £23m offer for Yarmolenko accepted. The winger would provide competition for Joel Campbell, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck when the latter returns from injury. 6 Nolito: Barca have bid rejected for 29-year-old forward above, right – According to AS in Spain, Barcelona have failed in their attempt to sign Nolito from Celta Vigo, so could Arsenal pounce? The Liga club want interested sides to meet the £13.6m release clause, though Liverpool are also said to be in the hunt, as talkSPORT reported. last_img read more