The Larnaca branch of women-only gym Curves will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday, May 14, from 6pm to 8pm at its premises, as part of an island-wide blood drive held by the chain.
The blood drive is open to everyone; women, men, members and non-members, and everyone who is able to donate blood is encouraged to do so.
Taking place at the gym, which is located near the Electricity Authority, medical staff and equipment from Larnaca hospital will be set up with four donors able to give blood at a time. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Curves.
This is the first time the gym is holding a blood drive, and owner of the Larnaca franchise - Stella Kyriacou - is proud that the gym can contribute to the community: "The island has a general shortage of blood in its blood banks and donations are always urgently needed. Everyone who is able to should donate blood as they will literally be saving lives. We are very happy to be able to do our bit and hope to make this an annual event. We will gratefully welcome anyone and everyone who is able to give blood to our premises on Wednesday and hope we can all come together to make a real difference."
Those who wish to donate can turn up on the evening, but are advised not to drive themselves back as the donating of blood can sometimes cause temporary dizziness or weakness. A form will need to be filled in before donating, which can be done then and there, or can be obtained from the gym in advance to fill in at home and bring along on the day.
For more details, you can visit the Facebook event page: Εθελοντική Aιμοδοσία/Blood Drive, or contact the gym on: 24623203.