By Ding Ziyi
HONG KONG, August 19 (ChinaMil) -- The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) organized its 21st voluntary blood donation in the Gun Club Hill Barracks in Hong Kong on August 16, 2018.
A total of 450 PLA officers and soldiers (435 men and 15 women) attended the blood donation and donated about 180,000 ml blood for Hong Kong residents.
The PLA Hong Kong Garrison has organized 21 voluntary blood donation events since 1998, reaching the total number of 8450 donor attendances and successful blood collection of 3.72 million ml.
The blood donation event started at 9:15 a.m. Under the guidance of Hong Kong Red Cross staff, donators registered their personal information andhad their blood tested prior to the individual blood collection.
Chen Yading, deputy political commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, said in his speech that the garrison would continue to participate in voluntary blood donations and other public service activities.The garrison always cared for Hong Kong and their residents, and would contribute more to the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, he said.
Li Zhuoguang, administrative and medical supervisor of Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, expressed his gratitude to the garrison for their care for Hong Kong residents and said that the PLA Hong Kong Garrison donated blood for local residents every year, which helped countless patients restore heath.
The Hong Kong Red Cross also presented a commemorative plaque to the PLA Hong Kong Garrison to express thanks to the donators on behalf of the blood receivers and their families.
It is learned that soldiers of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison were actively participating in the blood donation. To ensure the blood quality, the health department of the garrison has conducted the health screening on all donors prior to the blood collection.
The donation volume this time was 400 ml for each male donator and 350 ml for each female donator.