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 Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad in Kota Bahru, Kelantan on 26 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.
“In the spirit of Malaysia Day, we called upon our employees and agents to donate blood and pledge to donate their organs to help those who are in need. We are pleased that we were able to garner 45 pints of blood yesterday and we hope that this initiative will raise greater public awareness on the importance of blood and organ donation and encourage the public to step forward and join the noble cause in the future,” said Wan Salma Wan Sulaiman, Kota Bahru 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.