Malaysia Day blood drive for Ipoh hospital

Ting (centre) and her organising committee holding a banner for the blood donation campaign.

GOPENG Youth, a non-governmental organisation, will hold a blood donation campaign in conjunction with Malaysia Day for the Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun blood bank.

The NGO’s chairman Cally Ting said the donation drive would be held at Aeon Kinta City mall today from 10.30am to 4pm.

The campaign, she said, was in collaboration with the shopping centre and the hospital in Ipoh.

“The supply at the hospital’s blood bank has fallen below the optimal level during the movement control order and Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am appealing to the public to continue donating blood,” she said.

Ting said the declining trend in blood donation had affected the ability to treat patients.

“Thus, organising a blood donation campaign during Malaysia Day is very meaningful because it is life-saving and an expression of patriotism,” she added.

Apart from the donation drive, the public can also participate in a fun quiz to test how much they know about their country.

“Winners will get a special prize,” said Ting, highlighting that blood donors would also receive a goodie bag.

She assured that the donation drive would be in compliance with the standard operating procedure.“We assure donors that their safety will be our priority.

“We also recommend folk delay donating blood until seven days after either one of their vaccination doses, to ensure they are at optimal condition to donate,” she added.

For details, call 018-382 0189.

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