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We’ve all heard the health benefits you can get from donating blood. But did you know that aside from that, blood donors in Brunei Darussalam will get to enjoy “privileges” depending on how many times they’ve donated?

Earlier this year, we posed a question to Neue readers: “If I were to ask you to name some superheroes right now, what would you say?”

Blood donors came up on top as the unsung heroes.

 

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After all, these are the people who are saving lives. Every. Single. Day.

Providing support to these heroes are Chong Kim Moi, the Head of Blood Donation Centre, and her 30-strong team at the centre.

Working hard behind the scenes … the dedicated staff of the Blood Donation Centre. Seen at the far right is Chong Kim Moi, the Head of Blood Donation Centre

With her help, we’ve compiled a list of surprising privileges that blood donors in Brunei will enjoy:

 

#1. Regular blood donors

Blood donors who have made 2 or more donations with any given years will be entitled to the following for ONE YEAR.

(a) Ward charges payable at HALF the full rate.

(b) HALF exemptions from payment of charges for medical treatment, surgical operation and investigation i.e. laboratory examination fees, radiological examination and procedure fees, operation procedure fees, accouchement and delivery fees, ophthalmic operation fees, dental treatment fees and skin procedures.

 

#2. Donated at least 30 times

Blood donors who have donated blood for a minimum of 30 times will be entitled to the following for LIFE.

(a) All the benefits under #1.

(b) For citizens, government servants and permanent residents FREE ADMISSION TO PRIVATE WARDS. (*Subject to availability of beds.)

 

#3. Donated more than 50 times

Anyone who has made 50 or more blood donations will be called “Champion Donors”.

Not only will these donors enjoy all of the above benefits of #2 for LIFE, their spouses and unmarried children under the age of 18 will also be entitled to the following for LIFE:

(a) Ward charges payable at HALF the full rate.

(b) HALF exemptions from payment of charges for medical treatment, surgical operation and investigation i.e. laboratory examination fees, radiological examination and procedure fees, operation procedure fees, accouchement and delivery fees, ophthalmic operation fees, dental treatment fees and skin procedures.

(c) FREE treatment and investigation at outpatient clinics.

 

NOTE: For #1, #2 and #3, the period of hospitalisation must NOT exceed 60 days per year.

 

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In their own words, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components – red cells, platelets and plasma – which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

So what are YOU waiting for? Are you ready to save lives?

Be sure to share this story to encourage more people in Brunei to donate blood.

Click on the photo to check out Neue’s past article – “Here’s How You Can Be A Hero In 2020”