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TPMC GIVES


1. What is TPMC Gives?

We at Toa Payoh Methodist Church are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, our Golden Jubilee, a year of emancipation, of setting free and restoration. This Easter, we want to celebrate Jesus – our Jubilee, who gave His life on the cross to set us all free from sin and restore us as His people.

In the same way that Jesus gave His body and blood for the world, TPMC Gives is a 2-prong event to impact the community through Bread Distribution and a Blood Donation Drive.

 

2. When is TPMC Gives?

Bread Distribution

A team will represent TPMC to deliver hot-cross buns to the following organisations:

  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Toa Payoh Polyclinic
  • Toa Payoh MRT Station
  • Braddell MRT Station
  • Caldecott MRT Station
  • Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
  • Cleaners for Toa Payoh Town Council
  • Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home
  • Toa Payoh Care Corner

Blood Donation

Date: 12 April 2020 (Sun)

Time: 12pm to 6pm

Venue: TPMC Hall 1 (Level 3)

 

3. How do I register?

Register as a blood donor at  TPMCGIVES  or by scanning the QR code above.

 

4. Am I eligible to donate blood?

To be an eligible donor, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 16 and 60 years old (If you are below 18 years old, you will also need a signed parental consent form.)
  • Weigh at least 45 kg
  • Generally be in good health
  • Not have had any symptoms of infection for at least 1 week e.g. sore throat, cough, runny nose, diarrhea
  • Not have had a fever in the last 3 weeks​
  • have a haemoglobin level of at least 12.5g/dL for females, and at least 13.0g/dL for males. (A test will be administered by trained nurses at the donation site.)

 

5. What is the donation process?

Blood donation is a safe procedure and easy process. All our blood bank staff observe strict hygiene protocols. The equipment used in blood collection (e.g. needles, swabs, gauze, tubing, etc.) are new, sterile, and discarded after one use.

Steps in donation process (about 45min):

  1. Registration
  2. Blood Test
  3. Medical Screening
  4. Blood Donation (Actual draw of blood takes about 5 to 10 minutes)
  5. Refreshments

**For more details, please go to:

https://www.redcross.sg/give-blood/can-i-donate-blood.html

 

6. What are the safety precautions put in place with the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore?

The Singapore Red Cross, together with staff from Health Sciences Authority (HSA), will be conducting the blood drive. They will strictly adhere to the screening and safe-distancing measures put in place by the Government of Singapore.

 

7. What if TPMC cannot be used the venue for the blood donation drive on 12 April?

Registered blood donors may be redirected to the blood banks if advised by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) or Health Sciences Authority (HSA).