Nursing staff at Bermuda’s Blood Donor Centre came in for high praise during the Congratulatory & Obituary Remarks segment of Friday’s parliamentary session, in follow up to World Blood Donor Day last week.

Former Premier and One Bermuda Alliance MP, Michael Dunkley, rose to “thank the wonderful nurses at the clinic for the great work they do”.

“I have been a donor for some time now and yesterday when I donated they informed me that this was my 27th time!
“Unpaid blood donors should be commended and thanked for their life saving gifts of blood,” said Mr Dunkley.
 
“Their dedication allows patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quality and this is a key component of an effective health care system.
 
“The transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year around the world and dozens of people here in Bermuda.”
 
Progressive Labour Party MP Derrick Burgess noted that he enjoyed his stay so, including watching the World Cup at the same time, that he’s inclined to go check in weekly.
 
And on that note both MPs agreed.
 
Mr Dunkley concluded his remarks by urging “more residents to give what can be a gift of life by donating blood”.
 
“Nurses at the clinic will make it a comfortable, rewarding and life changing experience for many people,” he added.