National Blood Bank has received over 8,000 bags from police over last 18 years

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Blood Bank has received more than 8,000 bags of blood from the police force in the last 18 years, says its deputy director Dr Tun Maizura Mohd Fathullah.

She said the police force's strategic partnership has assisted the Blood Bank tremendously.

"We cherish the cooperation shown by the police for the last 18 years through the blood donation drives. This is proof that they are real heroes.

"We hope such cooperation will continue, as the blood bank needs a sufficient supply of blood for various situations," she said in her speech at a blood donation drive at Bukit Aman on Tuesday (June 11).

Between 2,000 and 2,200 bags of blood are needed daily nationwide to accommodate about 1,000 patients.

"The Blood Bank needs to collect from 600 to 700 bags daily to accommodate 80 hospitals. We will make full use of the blood donated and distribute it as and when it is needed," she said.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said the police are always ready to assist the blood bank in such an honourable endeavour.

"In the police force, nearly 100% of personnel have donated blood. Today, 400 police personnel and officers are involved in the blood donation drive," he said in his speech which was read by Bukit Aman CID deputy director Deputy Comm Datuk Dennis Lim Kwang Keng.

The IGP said the blood donation drive is proof of the close cooperation and collaboration between the police and the Blood Bank.

"Over the years, this programme has received tremendous support from the police force. We will continue to do anything we can to assist the blood bank," he said.

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