Centre Point Sabah targets to collect 1,600 pints of blood
KOTA KINABALU: This year’s Centre Point Sabah (CPS) annual blood donation campaign targets to collect 1,600 pints of blood.
The event, held at Ground Floor Centre Point Shopping Mall event hall, was organized by Pan Pacific Management Services Sdn Bhd (Pan Pacific) and Lions Club of Kota Kinabalu Mandarin.
Seventeen co-organizers participated in the campaign, namely Queen Elizabeth Hospital One and Two, Likas Women and Children Hospital, Keningau Hospital, Malaysia Red Crescent Penampang, KK Zhang Clan Association, Sabah Taiwan Alumni Association, KK High School Exstudent Association, Sabah Tourist Guides Association, Federation of Sabah Chinese Women Association, Association of Business Community and Lions Club of Tuaran, KK Sutera, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu Centennial, KK New Century Star City, and KK Lintas.
Pan Pacific chairman Chao Yu Pei yesterday said the organizers aimed to surpass last year’s blood collection of 1,466 pints of blood during its blood donation campaign.
He also said all blood donors were entitled to a lucky draw ticket where they could stand a chance to win a grand prize of an iPhone XR 64GB.
Other lucky draw prizes were an iPad WiFi 32GB, three days and two nights stay at the Le Meridien, two days and one night stay at Sabah Tea Resort or Gaya Centre Hotel, a pair of sunglasses, Manukan Island Day Trip, Massage and Spa at Indah and Beauty Wellness or Kama’a Rejuvenation and Wellbeing Spa and car wash vouchers from DY Car Wash.
The event kick-started as early as 8.30pm and ended at 10pm and lucky draw results were announced at the end of the event.
Meanwhile, among the blood donors were two colleagues, Nur Hafizah Saiful and Nuriyah Hamizah Jaludin, who were employees at Secret Recipes Restaurant at the mall.
They sacrificed their break time to contribute to society through donating their blood to save people’s lives.
Nur Hafizah, 23, was a first timer at donating blood and she found it was not frightening at all.
Besides, she now knows that she belongs to the ‘O’ blood group and wants to donate again if she has the opportunity to do so.
Nuriyah, 24, on the other hand, had her second experience in donating her blood.
She called for the public to donate blood for the sake of people in need.
There were 50 beds provided for blood donors and as of 7.47pm yesterday, 1,275 pints of blood were collected.