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In conjunction with Malaysia Day, Allianz Malaysia kicked off its nationwide Blood Donation Drive and Organ Donation Pledge at its Head Office in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.


An annual event since 2014, the drive, in collaboration with the National Blood Centre and National Transplant Resource Centre, will be held at six locations from 13 to 26 September 2017 with four locations open to public. 

Hospitals need around 2,000 pints of blood daily to treat 1,000 patients. However, blood donation awareness is still low, with just 2.2 per cent of the entire Malaysian population donating blood last year .  Moreover, from 1997 to July this year, only 393,221 people or 1.2 per cent of the 32 million population in Malaysia has pledged to donate their organs. 

“The National Blood Centre and National Transplant Resource Centre needs all the help it can get. In the spirit of Malaysia Day, we call upon people to unite through the act of donating blood and pledging to donate their organs to help those who are in need. We garnered 97pints of blood and 25organ pledges yesterday and it was heart warming to see our employees as well as Menara NU2 and Menara Allianz Sentral tenants coming together as one for the cause. We hope that the initiative will raise greater awareness on the importance of blood and organ donation and inspire people to be part of this noble cause,” said Zakri Khir, CEO of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.

The full schedule of locations is as below:

 

Date/Time

Location

Kuala Lumpur

13 September 2017,

10am-4pm

Allianz Malaysia Berhad,

Connect@29, Level 29,

Menara Allianz Sentral,

203, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,

Kuala Lumpur.

Langkawi (Open to public)

15 September 2017, 10am-3pm

 

 

Teow Soon Huat Shopping Mall

A-14-15, Batu 3/4, Pokok Asam,

07000 Pulau Langkawi,

Kedah.

Melaka (Open to public)

15 September 2017,

11am-4pm

 Mahkota Parade

1st Floor (Near Meglio Hair Saloon)

No. 1, Jalan Merdeka,

75000 Melaka.

Pahang (Open to public)

16 September 2017,

10.30am-3pm

Semantan Walk,

No. 9, Jalan Sudirman 8,

28000 Temerloh, Pahang.

Perak (Open to public)

23 September 2017, 9am-3pm

Perak State Urban Transformation Centre,

Jalan Dato' Onn Jaafar,

Ipoh, Perak.

Kelantan

26 September 2017, 10am-3pm

Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad

Lot 1184, Ground, 1st, 2nd Floors,

Jalan Kebun Sultan, 15350 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

 

Those interested were encouraged to check their eligibility as a donor at the National Blood Centre’s official website www.pdn.gov.my for blood donation, and the National Transplant Resource Centre’s official website www.dermaorgan.gov.my for organ donation.

Allianz Malaysia encourages members of the public to head over to their nearest location to support this noble cause. 

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