Blood donation drive in Segambut helps boost supply

Visitors to Plaza Arkadia donating blood at the donation drive on Nov 13.

A BLOOD donation drive at Plaza Arkadia in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur collected 77 packs of blood.

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh said supply at the National Blood Centre had been running low.

As such, Segambut Welfare and Community Social Unity Association and Kuala Lumpur Parkcity Lions Club jointly organised the blood donation drive to help boost supply.

With hospitals returning to normal and operations being scheduled, hospitals are in need of blood, she said.

“The response at the donation drive was very encouraging,” said Yeoh, who hoped that those who were healthy would come forward and help save lives.

She added that this was the third blood donation drive in the constituency since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

The two earlier events were held in Mont Kiara and Taman Bukit Maluri.

Yeoh also said that many community programmes were being organised in the constituency since Kuala Lumpur moved to Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan.

To ensure people’s safety, she said most programmes were organised outdoors for maximum ventilation in addition to complying with Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

Meanwhile, Segambut Welfare and Community Social Unity Association chairman Datuk Seri Yap Keow Keong said free general health checks for the public were held at the blood donation venue.

“The Kepong Health Office also set up a booth to raise awareness of various health problems,” he said. — By VIJENTHI NAIR

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