MIDA EMPLOYEES DONATE BLOOD BEFORE RAMADAN

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Club today organised the sixth blood donation campaign to help overcome shortage of blood in the national blood bank during Ramadan.

Its deputy president, Ruzlisham Mat Diah said the campaign was organised with the cooperation of the National Blood Centre with the aim of inculcating noble values among MIDA employees.

"With Ramadan fast approaching, the blood supply at the centre will be considerably reduced and MIDA Club can do our bit to help ease the shortage," he told reporters at the MIDA headquarters here, today.

The annual campaign, which started in 2008, was held from 9am to 4.30pm.

Blood donor Amalina Husin, 28, said donating blood not only help deserving patients, but was also good for the donor's health as he would go through a health screening first.

"I was rather apprehensive at first, but eventually I got through the feeling over with over time as I want to help other people in dire need of help," she said.

Set up in 1967, MIDA Club promotes family spirit and unity among MIDA employees.

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