Allianz Malaysia organises Blood Donation Drive and Organ Donation Pledge in conjunction with Malaysia Day
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In conjunction with Malaysia Day, Allianz Malaysia Berhad held their nationwide Blood Donation Drive and Organ Donation Pledge at Semantan Walk, in Temerloh, Pahang on 16 September 2017.
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, between 1997 and 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.
“Donating blood and pledging to donate organs is a noble act and we were thankful to all those who supported the drive as we were able to garner 45 pints of blood and 12 organ pledges. The drive was held on Malaysia Day which was significant to us as it brought people of all walks of live to come together for a common cause. On top of that, we hope that this initiative will have a lasting impact that raises greater public awareness on the importance of blood and organ donation and encourages more people to step forward and be part of this noble cause,” said Nazaruddin Ab Majid, Temerloh Branch Manager for Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad.
The full schedule of locations is as below:
13 September 2017,
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,
Melaka (Open to public)
15 September 2017,
1st Floor (Near Meglio Hair Saloon), No. 1, Jalan Merdeka,
Pahang (Open to public)
16 September 2017,
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.
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 also encourages members of the public to head over to their nearest location to support this noble cause.