Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Give blood to save lives - Musa

Posted by Smookiekins On 11/06/2012 01:33:00 PM

Donate blood. This is the call Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman made to all Sabahans at a blood donation drive yesterday.

"I urge everyone to come forward and donate blood. By donating blood, even once in our lifetime, we may have saved someone's life without realising it," he said.

The blood donation drive held at Centre Point in Kota Kinabalu yesterday is a collaborative initiative between the Barisan National (BN) Sabah Youth Movement and the UMNO Sabah Puteri wing, which brought together more than 200 members of the public to donate blood. The blood donation drive will run for six months in 42 locations covering 25 UMNO divisions.

With the theme "A Drop of Blood Means a Lot," the campaign hopes to assist the Ministry of Health in collecting 2000 pints of blood by the end of 2012. The campaign also aims to increase awareness among Sabahans on the importance of donating blood.

According to Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin, the Ministry hopes to achieve a ratio of 50 blood donors to every 1000 population, as compared to the current situation at 22 blood donors to every 1000 population.

According to Rosnah, the numbers are rising. There were 62, 643 blood donors in 2010 as compared  to 66, 231 in 2011, an increase of 3588 donors.

However, she said that there are times when reserve in the blood bank runs dangerously low because  fewer donors come forward to give their blood, especially during the festive season, school holidays, and public holidays.

"I urge everyone who is eligible to give blood but has yet to donate blood to please come forward and 
register yourself as a donor," she said. 

Source: Insight Sabah


  1. dermalah darah, setitik dara boleh selamatkan nyawa.

  2. the activities carried out by the Board of Visitors were blood donation campaigns, visits to the hospitals in the interior of Sabah, visits to patients of different wards every month, and giving contributions to patients.

  3. Other activities held during the one-month programme are screen test, blood sugar testing, body mass index (BMI), Pap Smear, drawing competition, forum, expedition to the Sandakan mental hospital and many more


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