Blood donation drive at Tropicana
Published: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
PETALING JAYA: Some 70 people waited in line at Tropicana Medical Centre last Thursday to take part in a blood donation drive in support of the National Blood Centre (PDN).
Organised by the medical centre, the campaign was aimed at creating awareness that a single blood donation can save up to three lives.
“We’ve been organising this blood donation drive every year as we believe it’s an important social responsibility. We will also continue supporting PDN in meeting the blood bank’s requirements in the country,” said Tropicana Medical Centre chief executive officer Erica Lam.
The blood donation drive, which saw participation by both the public and medical centre staff, was held in conjunction with World Blood Donor Day.
“We thank those who have supported us today, as they have given others a new lease of life,” said Lam.
She hopes those who donated blood will continue their efforts and support the medical centre in other blood donation drives in future.
Also present was PDN medical officer Dr Jaiy Nandani, who thanked the medical centre for organising this event.
He said this campaign helped provide a convenient platform for the staff and community to donate blood.
“Such efforts by private organisations are very much encouraged as it contributes towards making blood donation a culture in the country,” said Dr Jaiy.
PDN also gave away goodie bags and served light refreshments to donors.