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Guyana‟s local celebrities took time out of the busy schedules to support the Guyana Red Cross Blood Drive in February. Soca artistes, Adrian Dutchin, Michelle Big Red King and Jumo Primo - NCN Radio Announcer Casual Armstrong and Nigel Worrell supported the blood drive by interact-ing with the donors, taking pictures and sign-ing autographs for donors.


Donors showed up in their numbers on the second Tuesday in February to help save lives as well as to get a glimpse of the local entertainers .
In 2011, the GRCS plans to do more, reach further with the blood recruitment programme.


Soca Artistes Michelle “Big Red” King &

Adrian Dutchin with donor.

Each quarter , different themes are used in order to attract new and young donors as well as to retain current donors.
In March , the GRCS Blood Recruitment team held meetings with several secondary schools on the East Coast of Demerara to speak on the importance of voluntary blood donations and safe blood.
Several students uttered “ I had no idea giving blood was this important, it could be someone I know that may need a blood type that might not be available.” These meetings have even increased the number of youth within the GRCS Youth Group and potential Club 25 Members.


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GRCS at University Of Guyana Career Day




Secondary School students exmaine the contents of a First Aid Kit.


For the first time, the GRCS showcased its many programmes and activities at the University of Guyana Career Day on February 18th, on the Campus of the University. Organizations from both the private

and public sector took part in the day‟s activities. The event is an annual one, organized by the University to display and educate potential students on the course/programmes offered by the University.


  Over 50 primary and secondary schools attended, and many were very interested in the courses offered by the RC. Schools in outlying areas were particularly interested in how youth could get involved in volunteering and especially in learning First Aid. The younger children, from the primary schools asked more questions on health and hygiene and voluntary blood donations.



GRC Youth Saves Classmate









Vishal Joseph, GRCS Youth Group Member was able to use his skills, trainings and experience in a very real emergency while on a Caribbean Studies School trip to Suriname.
The youth was able to respond to his fellow class-mate who suffered an asthma attack , then further developed into a respiratory emergency and fainted.












A vibrant volunteer of the GRCS for 24 years
turned 91 years old on Feb 19th. Mrs. Harte, Chairman of
the GRCS Ruimveldt Seniors Group. She is a
great leader with the group, organizing fund raising events

amongst the seniors and other entertaining activities keep the seniors very active.
The Ruimveldt seniors group meets on the fourth Friday of
every month. Activities such as “mock weddings”, cake sales,
“bring buy”, “bocce”, bingo and poetry telling
are just some
to mention.
Mrs. Harte says “being involved with the Red Cross has been a long and enjoyable journey.

The seniors too, have assets to offer and play an important role in guiding and mentoring the youth
in our society”. The GRCS team salutes Mrs. Harte on her mi lestone!

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