Week­end blood do­na­tion drive col­lects 66 pints

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MIRI: Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd (SOPB)’s blood do­na­tion drive, held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mer­ris at Boule­vard Shop­ping Mall here last Satur­day, col­lected 66 pints.

SOP as­sis­tant head of sup­port and ser­vices Joseph Ling Tiong Ing said the do­na­tion drive sought to pro­mote aware­ness of the fre­quent short­age of blood sup­ply across Sarawak, es­pe­cially dur­ing school hol­i­days and fes­tive sea­sons.

“Hope­fully, this blood do­na­tion from SOP Group could as­sist the blood bank to over­come short­age prob­lem. We would also like to thank the pub­lic for their sup­port to­wards our blood do­na­tion drive. Ad­di­tion­ally, I am very proud of SOPB staff mem­bers, who stepped for­ward and do­nated their blood,” he said.

The blood drive was part of the group’s ini­tia­tive to give back to the com­mu­nity through its cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) pro­gramme ‘We Grow To­gether with Lo­cal Com­mu­ni­ties’.

The bi-an­nual CSR pro­gramme was sup­ported by Miri Hospi­tal blood bank and Malaysian Red Cres­cent Miri.

Every suc­cess­ful donor re­ceived a good­ies bag and a bot­tle of Mer­ris Pure Veg­etable Cook­ing Oil, while the first 30 donors each re­ceived a bot­tle of Mer­ris Red Palm Oil Clas­sic.

Both cook­ing oils are pro­duced lo­cally in SOPB’s re­fin­ery with 100 per cent Sarawak-grown palm oil.

Some donors tak­ing part in the SOP blood do­na­tion drive.

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