Donate blood and get ‘World Blood Donor Day Donation’ certificate at Aeroville Mall on June 12

A file photo of Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian (standing left) chatting with a blood donor during a recent campaign.

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KUCHING, June 10: A special ‘World Blood Donor Day Donation’ certificate will be issued to voluntary blood donors during Malaysia Red Crescent, Kuching Branch’s blood donation campaign at Aeroville Mall here from 9am to 2:30pm on Sunday (June 12).

The Branch’s Blood Donors Recruitment Services chairman John Jong said the certificate, which is to commemorate World Blood Donor Day, is in great appreciation of the public-spiritedness and care for fellow Malaysians demonstrated by volunteers as “blood saves lives”.

“The branch will also give out blood donation car stickers and flyers to educate the public on blood giving as well as hand sanitisers,” he said in a statement today.

The Red Crescent Kuching Branch, which has for many years ranked the top in blood donors’ recruitment in Malaysia, registered 1,409 first-time blood donors in the first four months of this year.

During the same period, the Branch has collected 7,827 pints of blood for use of the Sarawak General Hospital and other private hospitals.

“In 2021, we collected 21,735 pints of blood and recruited 4,191 volunteer new blood donors. Female donors gave a total of 7,823 pints and male donors 13,912 pints,” he added.

Educational institutions, religious organisations, corporate bodies, government agencies and statutory bodies as well as associations are among those which have strongly supported the branch’s group blood donation campaign over the years.

For April 2022 alone, 23 group blood donations were held at various locations, including shopping malls located throughout the city.

Thanking blood donors for their selfless deeds, Jong said the blood they give would ensure that there is adequate supply in hospitals especially for patients undergoing surgeries and emergency operations. — DayakDaily