Embassy Commemorates Martin Luther King Day with Blood Drive

U.S. Ambassador Joseph Mondello thanks a staff member from the German Embassy for donating.

Port of Spain, January 17, 2020:  The U.S. Embassy hosted a blood drive today in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s resounding call to all peoples everywhere to serve, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”  Fifty-eight individuals from the Embassy, other diplomatic missions, companies in St. Clair, and public donated over 30 units of blood to the Central Lab of the Ministry of Health.

The theme for the blood drive was based on Dr. King’s own words, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”  The Northwest Regional Health Authority estimates a single unit of blood can save three to four lives.  

Martin Luther King Day is officially observed every year on the third Monday in January. 

Members of the public donating blood.