KOTA KINABALU: A total of 154 pints of blood was collected during the blood donation drive hosted by KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital at the Imago Shopping Mall on Aug 29.
The campaign was jointly held with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2 Blood Bank and the Youth Empowerment Non-governmental organisation, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Moyog.
A total of 206 donors registered for the nine hour campaign.
KPJ Sabah staff conducted free health screening and gave away goodies, while JCI Moyog members helped with the registration and crowd management to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure as the Hospital Queen Elizabeth 2 doctors and nurses led by Dr Lew Chin Wei, worked tirelessly to help the donors with the donation.
"The feeling is beyond words when you see people queuing up to wait for their turns to donate blood," said KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Miranda Harumal.
"It is so satisfying to know that Malaysians truly practise #kitajagakita concept during this time of hardship.
"Our sincere thanks to Bernas Padi Nasional Berhad, Sazarice Sdn Bhd, Redone Network Sdn Bhd, Borenos Fried Chicken, Harrison Sabah Sdn Bhd, Silver Rado Corporation (Operator of Kampung Nelayan and Putera Ballroom), Kupi kupi FM and few other generous donors whom wish to remain anonymous.
One blood bank staff said there were some Thalassemia patients who had passed away during the Movement Control Order, due to insuffiecient blood supply. One pack of this bloof could save there lives.