Give blood and get a gift
with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Katie Lau
Red is not just the colour of Valentine's Day and the Lunar New Year. The Hong Kong Red Cross is reminding everyone it is also associated with blood. They are encouraging people to be generous not just with flowers and lai see, but also in donating blood during this festive period. Its blood transfusion service has prepared some special gifts for donors. Anyone who gives blood between now and Saturday will get a New Year wealth bag and key chain, but if you go between February 19 and 25, you will be presented with a prosperous crystal. In addition, if you want to make sure your Year of the Pig starts with extra good luck, the God of Fortune will visit the Mong Kok and Sha Tin blood donor centres next Tuesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and the Causeway Bay and Tsuen Wan centres between 5pm and 7pm. For more details, call 27101234.