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Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation9 hours ago
358 students from Jubilee Secondary School graduate from First Aid In Schools Program.

This week, 358 grade 9 students from Jubilee Secondary School graduated from the First Aid In School Program taught by St John Ambulance First Aid In schools program team proudly supported by the Sir Brian Bell Foundation.

"To be an active delivery partner in the First Aid in Schools program is amazing. I love this program, and it is such a pleasure to be able to see our youth embracing the program, learning new skills, and sharing these first aid skills with other friends and family. Who knows, but one day these newly taught first aid skills may just save a life in the hands of one of these students," commented Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO Ms. Bronwyn Wright.

The school principal Mrs. Ove thanked the St John Ambulance and the Sir Brian Bell Foundation for the training and appealed to her students to not only learn and receive the certificates but challenge them to apply what they have learned when needed. "First Aid is also an essential part of the process of learning and very vital in terms of emergency cases. She also added, "I heard that one of our students was hurt and the students applied the First Aid skills taught, which is something I'm so proud of as the principal. You, students, are very fortunate to go through this program; these certificates will also add weight to your CVs when applying for jobs" stated First Aid in Schools Program Coordinator, Zoe Saulep, in her introductory speech.

Also present in the small ceremony was the St John Assistant Commissioner Mr. Rigona Rita, who thanked the students for taking part in the two weeks training and encouraged them to put into practice what they have learned. "St John Ambulance have voluntary services if the students feel from their heart to help in community services."

The St John Ambulance head of Commercial training, Alicia Gegera, in her statement, thanked the Sir Brian Bell Foundation for the funding made available in rolling out such programs in schools. She also added by saying, "such partners that come on board play a very vital part in such an organisation like St John and I'm so grateful for what the Foundation is doing."

Since First Aid in Schools begun in 2018 the Sir Brian Bell Foundation in partnership with St John Ambulance PNG have seen 1424 students participate and graduate receiving a certificate in basic First Aid. With growing interest, we hope to see many more schools across PNG interested in undertaking this special program to not only save lives but also push the important message that prevention is better than cure.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
Blood is an important component in a hospital setting.

The Blood transfusion service always encourages citizens to donate blood and save a life.

At the Port Moresby General hospital, about 300 bags of blood are used per week on patients, and there is need for more.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Loop PNG
Blood is an important component in a hospital setting.The Blood transfusion service always encourages citizens to donate blood and save a life.At the Port Moresby General hospital, about 300 bags of blood are used per week on patients, and there is need for more.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
Daughters with rare blood disorder, father issues plea
BY: Sally Pokiton June 16, 2019

A father, whose two daughters suffer from a rare blood disease, has issued an appeal to people to donate blood that will go a long way in helping others as well as extend his daughters’ lives.

This man from Mirivare village, in Malalaua district of Gulf Province, is a regular at the Port Moresby General Hospital’s blood transfusion centre.

His daughters suffer from an inherited blood disorder called thalassemia, which is characterised by less haemoglobin and fewer red blood cells in the body. “We travel from Gulf Province to Port Moresby General Hospital… for the past six years,” Troy Meatoro said.

“I just find it difficult travelling from Gulf Province to Port Moresby just to get blood. “Sometimes when we come up here there’s a shortage of blood.”

Thalassemia sees the body make an abnormal form or inadequate amount of haemoglobin – the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anaemia. “I want to encourage people to donate blood so that it can save another life,” said Meatoro.

“When we come up here our kids get blood transfusion and it helps them live a normal life.” Those with thalassemia have a limited lifespan. “Hopefully up to 14 or 15 years but recently we have a Port Moresby General Hospital patient who is now 26 years old. That’s the news I heard from the rest of the thalassemia patients.”

http://www.looppng.com/lifestyle/daughters-rare-blood-disorder-father-issues-plea-84967
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
Meanwhile a father from the Gulf province whose two daughters suffer from a rare blood disease has issued an appeal to people to donate blood, that will go along way in helping others, as well as extend the lives of his daughters.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Loop PNG
Meanwhile a father from the Gulf province whose two daughters suffer from a rare blood disease has issued an appeal to people to donate blood, that will go along way in helping others, as well as extend the lives of his daughters.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
World Blood Donor Day – 14th June 2019 – Safe Blood For All. - Health Information on Blood Donation - Part 2 of 2.

BLOOD DONATION PROCESS
To ensure the safety of blood donation for both donors and recipients, all volunteer blood donors must be evaluated to determine their eligibility to give blood. The final determination will be made on the day of the donation. Most people are able to give blood if they are fit, healthy and not suffering from a cold, flu or other illness at the time of donation or in the previous 7 days, are aged between 16-70 years, weigh at least 50kgs, drink at least 3 glasses of water/juice in the 3 hours before donating blood and have something healthy to eat. Want to become a regular blood donor? Contact your nearest Hospital or blood collection centre today. Your decision can save a life or even several. Nervous about donating? Bring a supporting friend with you and donate together.

BEFORE YOUR DONATION
Diet: Maintain a healthy iron level in your blood by eating iron-rich foods, such as red meat, fish, leafy greens, beans, iron-fortified cereals and bread, eggs, and raisins which can make up for the iron you lose when donating blood.
Sleep: It’s important to get a good night’s sleep before blood donation.
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water or juice in the days before donating, which will help prepare your body for the extra loss of fluids.
Eat A Healthy Meal: Avoid foods high in fat (burgers, ice- cream, chips, etc.) before donating blood as fatty foods can affect the tests performed on your blood i.e., for infectious diseases.
Avoid Alcohol: Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before blood donation and at least 8 hours after.

THE DAY OF YOUR DONATION
- In the 3 hours before your blood donation drink 3 large glasses of water or juice and eat something healthy.
- Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
- Bring a list of any medications you are taking with you on the day
- Let the person taking your blood know if you have a preferred arm and show them any good veins that have been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
- Sit back and relax, listen to music, or read during the donation process.

AFTER YOUR DONATION
- During the next 24-48 hours drink, plenty of liquids to replenish fluids lost through the donation and avoid alcohol.
- Avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.
- Avoid hot showers, sitting or standing in direct sun, and hot drinks.
- Be proud, smile; you just saved up to 3 lives.

For more information on the Sir Brian Bell Foundation and the individuals and initiatives we support check out our website: www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org

 

Supporting Anglicare PNG

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Interview with Ian Clough on PNG Tonight

WOW, a great interview with the Executive Director, Mr. Ian Clough, Brian Bell Group of Companies and Director, Sir Brian Bell Foundation. We are sure that he’ll be autographing T-Shirts and posters in no time… this family has done so much for PNG and the legacy is continuing.

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Chairman of Brian Bell Group and Director of SBBF, Trevan G. Clough welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team to PNG. He offered a warm welcome to the team and wished them all the very best during the competition and for their stay while in PNG.
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Roberta Morlin, 27, from Manus and Bougainville, is an exceptionally talented and driven young woman with her very own Papua New Guinea story.

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Sir Brian Bell Foundation Helps St John

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