Blood Drive / Bank Mata (Eye Bank)
We have been working with Bank Mata, the first Indonesian c0rnea donation bank. It is VERY unusual for Indonesians to donate organs so it is slow-going to overcome the perceived objections to donating a cornea. The head of the cornea bank is Indonesian (and a Muslim), so it will just take a little time.
A friend who works at the US Embassy mentioned that the embassy was having a blood drive on Feb 14 and offered to let Bank Mata set up an information booth. Perfect!
The early report was that most people were taking an application to consider it and they had already signed up 3 in the first 2 hours! There is a health fair in April, so they will be coming back then.