KUALA LUMPUR: Since the Umno president’s wife Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah set the precedence by pledging her organs and donating her blood, other VIPs have followed suit.
Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and his deputy Khairy Jamaluddin turned up at the Health Awareness Centre yesterday morning to pledge their organs.
“Puteri Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad came here on Thursday to donate her blood,” said Selayang Puteri chief Wahida Fairuz Talha.
“I hope more people will open their hearts and minds to be compassionate and donate their blood and pledge their organs,” Wahida Fairuz said when met at the centre in the Putra World Trade Centre on the sidelines of the Umno general assembly yesterday.
On Thursday, Jeanne turned up at the centre to pledge all her organs and donate 350ml of blood.
Wahida added that so far 147 people had pledged their organs, and 420 people had donated blood at the centre since it opened on Tuesday.
“Majority of those who pledged their organs and donated blood were Umno delegates,” she said.