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32,000 people alive and well, thanks to blood donated last year

Published on Jun 7, 2014 3:59 PM

There are 32,000 people who are alive and well today because they were able to receive blood last year - donated by 71,000 donors, some of whom made multiple contributions.

These champion blood donors were honoured on Saturday with awards from Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.

Speaking at the World Blood Donor Day celebration by the Singapore Red Cross and the Health Sciences Authority in Sentosa, Mr Gan, a former Red Cross cadet, thanked the donors who "give blood without expecting any incentive or reward".

More such people will be needed in future, he said.

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