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Bolt Malta offering free rides to people donating blood

Bolt Malta offering free rides to people donating blood
Jun 5 2023 Share

Mobility company Bolt has announced the launch of its groundbreaking initiative, the ‘Bolt Blood Drive’ program. Partnering up with Blood Donation Malta – NBTS (National Blood Transfusion Service), Bolt is offering complimentary and hassle-free rides for all blood donors, ensuring their journey is both comfortable and safe.

 

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With the aim of increasing blood donations and making the process more convenient, the ‘Bolt Blood Drive’ program is set to have a significant impact on the local community. By eliminating transportation barriers, Bolt is encouraging more individuals to step forward and contribute to this life-saving cause.

If you’re interested in participating or want more information about this incredible service, you can contact the Blood Transfusion Service on 79307307 or 21234767.

This collaboration between Bolt and Blood Donation Malta – NBTS is not only changing the way people commute but also fostering a sense of community and support for a vital cause.

So, why wait? Grab this opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Support the ‘Bolt Blood Drive’ program, donate blood, and Bolt will take care of your transportation needs. Together, let’s save lives and create a stronger, healthier community.

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Free rides to and from Blood Donation Centre by Bolt

Free rides to and from Blood Donation Centre by Bolt
Jun 5 2023 Share

Bolt will officially be providing free rides to people who wish to donate blood to and from the blood donation centre in Guardamangia. 

The service is being provided by Bolt in collaboration with the National Blood Transfusion Service until the end of the year. 

Those wishing to make use of the service simply have to call the Blood Donation Centre to make the booking and then leave it to a representative to provide a slot and book the ride via the Bolt app. 

 

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They will then be taken back home after the blood donation has taken place, free of charge for the donor. 

‘This is yet another initiative aimed at helping our donors to find it simpler to visit us and donate blood’ the Blood Donation Centre said, as it helps to make blood donations easier for anyone wishing to help. 

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5 Netflix series you can binge on a public holiday

5 Netflix series you can binge on a public holiday
Jun 5 2023 Share

Just in case you plan on dedicating a cozy day indoors on a public holiday, what better way to relax than by immersing yourself in a binge-watching session of captivating Netflix series? From thrilling dramas to hilarious comedies, there is something for everyone’s taste. That said, here are 5 Netflix series you can binge on a public holiday.

McGregor Forever

If you’re a fan of mixed martial arts and want a glimpse into the life of one of the sport’s biggest stars, “McGregor Forever” is a must-watch documentary series. This intimate and revealing series follows the rise of Conor McGregor, from his humble beginnings in Ireland to becoming a global icon in the world of combat sports. Experience the highs, the lows, and the determination of McGregor’s journey to greatness.

Black Mirror

If you’re in the mood for thought-provoking and dystopian storytelling, “Black Mirror” is a must-watch. This anthology series explores the dark side of technology and its impact on society, presenting a collection of standalone episodes that range from thrilling to chilling. With an absolutely spine-chilling season on the way, now would be the time to catch up.

New Amsterdam

The gripping medical drama follows the brilliant and compassionate Dr. Max Goodwin as he becomes the medical director of one of America’s oldest public hospitals. Filled with compelling storylines, complex characters, and thought-provoking issues, “New Amsterdam” offers a mix of medical cases and personal struggles that will keep you engaged from the first episode.

Manifest

Prepare for an intriguing and mysterious journey with “Manifest.” This gripping supernatural drama follows the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, who find themselves landing after a routine flight to discover that five years have mysteriously passed. As they navigate the consequences of their return and uncover the enigmatic events surrounding their disappearance, “Manifest” keeps you on the edge of your seat with its suspenseful plot twists.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

For a dose of laughter and feel-good entertainment, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is the perfect choice. This beloved sitcom follows the hilarious and diverse group of detectives at the 99th precinct in Brooklyn. With its sharp writing, lovable characters, and delightful ensemble cast, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” offers a blend of humor, heart, and hilarious police shenanigans that will keep you entertained throughout your binge-watching session.

Which series are YOU binging right now?

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110 fake Blue Badges confiscated in 2022

110 fake Blue Badges confiscated in 2022
Jun 5 2023 Share

In 2022, the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) received a total of 694 appeals for investigations into cases of alleged cases of discrimination based on disability. 

This was an 11% increase when compared to 2021. Out of these, 301 related to a lack of accessibility, 208 to an abuse of the Blue Badge and 88 in relation to educational services administered by the State, Church or Private Sector. 

The figures were released as part of the annual report of the CRPD for 2022, which was presented to the Minister for Inclusion, Voluntary Work and Consumer Rights Julia Farrugia Portelli by Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Samatha Pace Gasan. 

The Minister stated that, in 2022, the enforcement section of the CRPD, collected 171 illegal Blue Badges and confiscated 110 fake Blue Badges. 

Commissioner Pace Gasan highlighted how, as of December 2022, there were 23,400 persons with disabilities registered with the CRPD. She explained how 2,128 applications for planning were evaluated – an increase of 14%. 

The commission approved 1,168 applications whilst also objecting to 960 application. 200 inspections were carried out onsite. 

2,250 public and private entity participants undertook training in Equality in Disability in 2022. The Commission also formed part of six UE projects related to disability. 

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