Supply runs low at Ipoh hospital blood bank


THE Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital blood bank in Ipoh is appealing for donors to replenish its stock.

Blood bank assistant information officer Khairul Anuar Mohd Nor said its current stock was low and is expected to deplete further due to the long Hari Raya Aidilfitri weekend.

“Public response has been poor since the movement control order (MCO) started.

“I understand that many are worried about going out during this period, especially when the government has told people to stay at home but they are allowed to travel to donate blood, ” he said.

Khairul said strict standard operating procedures would be observed to ensure the safety of donors and medical staff.

He said the blood bank needed to keep stock at an optimum level.

“Apart from patients in this hospital, we also supply to district and private hospitals, ” he said.

Blood donation drives will be held at the hospital blood bank, Aeon Kinta City and Aeon Station 18.

The hospital’s blood bank, located next to the Ambulatory Care Centre behind the main hospital building, is open daily from 8am to 9.30pm.

However, donation at the blood bank will be stopped from tomorrow until May 26 for the Raya break.

Meanwhile, the campaign at the two shopping centres will be held from 11am to 4pm, with blood donation resuming on May 25, until June 9.

Khairul Anuar said those who wanted to make a donation would be required to fill a form and get a travel slip.

The slip will help donors if they are questioned by enforcement personnel during their journey to and from blood donation locations.

The application form can be filled at https://forms.gle/3mkAdeNnnUP3KQzA8

The travel slip would be sent to the applicant’s e-mail address.

For details, call 05-208 5245 or visit the Derma Darah Ipoh Facebook page.

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