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Pipes And Drums At The Convent

His Excellency, The Governor, Sir David Steel, was delighted to welcome the Band of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment to The Convent to perform a wide range of music in front of family members and friends.


GHITA Assembly At St Joseph’s Lower

St Joseph’s Lower Primary School hosted the GHITA Chairperson, Edgar Triay, at their assembly about raising awareness of hearing impairment. The children learned about the different causes of hearing loss, and also elements of the alphabet in sign language.

Mr Triay showed the children a model ear and the key parts of it. The children were very enthusiastic and took home information to share with their family members.


Blood Donor Drive

The GHA has called on members of the public to come forward and register their interest to donate blood, as part of its Brexit contingency planning to increase blood stock levels on the Rock.

The GHA’s blood department is also currently contacting all existing blood donors to start the process of apheresis – when the blood is passed through a machine separating platelets before returning the remaining blood back into the donor.

Members of the public can register as blood donors by email blooddonations@gha.gi or by calling 200 72266 ext. 2252, between 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday to speak to a Senior Donor Carer.

Blood donors must:

• Be between the ages of 18 and 60

• Have had no tattoos, piercings or acupuncture within the last year

• Have no any underlying medical health conditions

A full assessment will be carried out on an individual basis during the first appointment to determine the eligibility and compatibility of the donor.

Director of Nursing and Ambulance Services, Sandie Gracia, said, “It is very important that Gibraltar becomes self-sufficient when it comes to blood donations. I strongly encourage all of our existing and new donors to come forward and donate blood. This will help us save lives. Remember, it could be your neighbour, family or friend who may need your blood. Donate blood, save a life.”

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