The Borneo Post (Sabah)
121 pints collected in KPJ Sabah blood donation campaign
KOTA KINABALU: KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital organized a Blood Donation Campaign at its hospital lobby in aid of Queen Elizabeth Hospital II’s Transfusion Medicine and all Blood Banks throughout Sabah.
In collaboration with the Transfusion Medicine Unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital II, the ‘Save a Life’ Blood Donation Campaign is an annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program initiated by KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital in line with its tagline ‘Care for Life’.
The two-day campaign from Feb 26 to 27 attracted more than 110 donors and successfully collected 121 pints of blood, thus exceeding the target of the blood donation campaign. Among the regular donors, the People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA), staff and doctors of KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital as well as new donors from the public also stepped up towards fulfilling the objectives of this campaign.
With full adherence to the SOPs as imposed during this Covid-19 pandemic, the Blood Bank of Queen Elizabeth Hospital II doctors and staff worked tirelessly to help the donors throughout the blood donation campaign.
“In responding to our State’s blood banks at risk of running low since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), KPJ Sabah acted swiftly to organize this blood donation campaign in collaboration with our colleagues from Queen Elizabeth Hospital II to ensure continuous supply of our blood when the need arises especially in times of emergency,” said Miranda Harumal, Chief Executive Officer of KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital.
“We are indeed honoured and in awe with the overwhelming support received from our generous partners and kind donors that contributed to the remarkably successful program,” added Miranda.
The successful blood donation campaign is in partnership with Bernas Padi Nasional Berhad, Sazarice Sdn Bhd, Sinar Mustika, Besta, Mr Bread, Kupi Kupi FM and other generous donors who wish to remain anonymous.
For more information, please visit https://www.kpjhealth.com.my/sabah/