Lee urges more organisations to come forward for blood donations

Lee (standing second right) presenting hampers to donors during the campaign with Karambir (standing extreme right).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Feb 14: Minister in charge of Miri Division Disaster Management Committee, Datuk Lee Kim Shin has urged more organisations to come forward to collaborate in organising blood donations.

“The number of people donating blood at Miri Hospital has dropped significantly due to the number of Covid 19 positive patients there,” he opined when officiating and handing over appreciation hampers to donors at the Blood Donor Recruitment Committee’s Valentine’s Day blood donation here today.

Lee, who is also Malaysian Red Crescent Miri District (MRC) deputy chairman and Miri Red Crescent Kidney Dialysis Centre chairman, said some 109 persons registered during the programme and 95 had donated much needed blood over the past two days.

He extended his thanks to all the blood donors in Miri who have always come forward to support these life saving campaigns.

Today is also the 90th blood donation at the MRC Training Institute facilities since March 25, 2020 and a total of 3,749 donors have registered with 3,262 having donated blood successfully to date.

Lee asserted that these facilities have been utilised as the mobile and offsite blood donation centre in Miri City as a standard operating procedures (SOPs) compliant venue to hold blood donations besides being a suitable and safe place outside of the Miri Hospital Blood Bank.

The organising chairman for the blood donation this weekend was Cr Karambir Singh.

Any blood donor who wishes to donate blood or make enquiries at MRC can contact  Karambir Singh by WhatsApp or phone 016-8785500 at any time or the staff at 085420236 during office hours. — DayakDaily