Public urged to donate blood



THE organisers of a blood donation campaign to be held at Prangin Mall in Penang on July 25 (Saturday) are keeping their fingers crossed that more people will turn up for the event.

Ivorycares vice-president Winnie Yeoh said the blood donation drive held in previous years had attracted over 100 donors.

“Hence, we hope that the blood donation campaign this year at the third-floor concourse of Prangin Mall from 10am to 4pm will draw a better turnout.

” The blood bank does not go into a lockdown despite the pandemic.

“To be able to give is a blessing, especially during this challenging time. Let’s do our part to offer help to the needy and to support our frontliners,” she said at a press conference at Komtar constituency service centre in Jalan Talipon today.

Ivorycares, a charitable arm of Ivory Properties Group Berhad, is joining hands with Komtar service centre and Village Community Management Council (MPKK) for Macalister Road in collaboration with Komtar Women and Family Development Committee (JPWK) and Penang Hospital to organise its annual blood donation campaign.

For the first time, Ivorycares and the Komtar service centre are working together to organise this campaign.

Its assemblyman Teh Lai Heng was pleased to announce the blood donation campaign in aid of Penang Hospital’s blood bank.

He advised donors to wear face mask and maintain social distance of at least a metre apart from each other.

“Light refreshments and goody bags from Ivorycares, a washable mask from MPKK Macalister and a RM10 Lot 33 voucher from Prangin Mall will be given to donors as a token of appreciation on a first come, first served basis,” he said.

Teh added that interested donors are encouraged to fill up their particulars at ‘Blood Donation 2020’ event page through Ivory Properties Group Berhad or MPKK Macalister’s official Facebook page.

For more information, contact 04-2277068, 012-4305018 or 012-5291053 or visit the pages above.

Also present during the press conference were Ivorycares Penang committee member Yee Lai Xuan, Macalister Road MPKK committee member Cheah Lam Ming and Prangin Mall marketing and leasing manager Daniel Ng.

Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Chan Kok Kuan