ABOUT 50 SMK Sri Permata Alumni (SP Alumni) members donated blood, recently.
They did so at the alumni's blood donation drive, at the school in SS3 Kelana Jaya while meeting and catching up with old friends.
The drive was in a move to ease the blood supply shortage at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital blood bank during the Ramadan month and festive season.
Alumni president Peter Yang said the regular donors are taking a break during the fasting month and so it was appropriate that the alumni kicked off its activities with the blood donation drive.
Young people should donate blood. It can be something fun when you are here with some old friends in a group while donating blood, said Yang, adding that the drive was also in line with the alumni's aim to carry out community-based activities.
The drive was the alumni's first activity since it was formed in March last year.
Besides that, the alumni hoped to create a healthy networking platform for its former students.
It also aims to provide career guidance to students at the school through the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) and principal.
Currently, there are some 60 members in the alumni.
Present to launch the event was Kampung Tunku assemblyman Datuk Dr Wong Sai Hou.
Wong said it was heartening to note that a non-religious organisation held a blood donation drive, as it was more common to have religious organisations to hold such events at the area.
Also present at the event were school principal Remlah Aztav and PTA chairman Datuk Syed Mustaffa S. Ali.