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Mr Kaamatan’s blood donation plea to youths
Published on: Monday, June 17, 2024
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Mr Kaamatan’s blood donation plea to youths
Some of Mr Kaamatan blood donors at the campaign.
Kota Kinabalu: Buvazoi Tavantang or Mr Kaamatan (MRK) 2024 Bandaraya, Alvin Ajirin, called on the younger generation to support blood donation campaigns.

The 22-year-old is grateful to be able to help those in need, such as Thalassemia patients. Sabah has record number of such patients.

“I urge the younger generation to come forward and support this noble cause because we know that one pint of blood can save three lives.

“At first, I was quite nervous seeing the needle, but after donating, I felt relieved and hope more youths can become donors,” he said during a visit and presentation of gifts to patients at the KPJ Sabah Dialysis Centre.

Also donating blood was MRK Inanam, Inlo Ansim, 23, who was grateful to support the campaign themed, “Be the LifeLine”, with the hashtag BloodConnectsUs.

“Previously, I was really afraid and didn’t want to donate blood, but I’m grateful I managed to donate blood for the first time today,” he said.

Both felt relieved and happy to be donors during the KPJ Specialist Hospital Blood Donation Campaign organised in collaboration with the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Blood Bank, recently.

KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital General Manager, Mohamad Faizal Mohamed said the main objective of the campaign was to help increase the blood supply at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Blood Bank.

“This activity is also to encourage those who have never donated blood before, increase public awareness about the importance of helping by donating blood to patients suffering from anaemia, leukaemia, haemophilia and others.”

The one-day campaign managed to collect 50 pints of blood with donors comprising KPJ Sabah staff, hospital patients and visitors, Rela, Sabah Safety and Health Office, Lintas Fire and Rescue Department as well as new donors.

In SANDAKAN, the Malaysian Red Crescent (BSMM) Open Day recorded a total of 125 blood donors at the BSMM Centre.

Sandakan Branch BSMM Chairperson Josie Pang said the blood donation campaign helped increase the blood supply at the Duchess of Kent Hospital Sandakan.

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