Sarawak wins big in National Blood Donation Campaign 2017

Dr Rauf (centre) and Ismali (third from right) showing off the winning trophies with other MRCS Kuching members at its headquarters here this morning.

KUCHING, Oct 4: Sarawak is adjudged Malaysia’s top blood donor state after winning the 2017 National Blood Donation Campaign.

Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Kuching chairman Datuk Dr Abang Abdul Rauf Abang Zen said Sarawakians donated a total of 38,642 pints of blood through the campaign.

Sarawak also won in four other categories.

The district level category was won by MRCS Kuching, which collected a total of 22,332 pints, said Dr Rauf.

The organisation category was won by the Federation of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Division Chinese Associations, Youth Section with 2,847 pints donated, he added.

As for the individual category, it was won by Ismail Brahim, who donated a total of 137 pints of blood throughout the campaign in 2017.

Sarawak also won the Highest Blood Donation collection for World Blood Donor Day 2017 over a period of between June 13 and July 14, 2017, through MRCS Kuching with 1,410 pints collected.

Dr Rauf said the award ceremony was done in Kota Kinabalu on Sunday (Sept 30).

“We are very happy to see that under the active coordination of MRCS Kuching, blood donation in this city is always active and the supply of blood to the Sarawak General Hospital and other hospitals in the city, Bau and Serian, is constantly strong,” he said.

He assured that MRCS Kuching would always keep its workforce strong in this effort, which is one of its core social services projects.

“We will also be holding our Blood Donors Awards Presentation on Oct 27 at 9am at KTS Crown Towers’ function hall in Jalan Pending here.

“This annual event is to honour some 2,500 blood donors in the city for their selfless act to save many precious lives. We want to give them some sort of appreciation, which includes a gold pin each,” Dr Rauf announced. — DayakDaily