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44 pints collected at blood donation drive

Lyna Mohamad

Forty-four pints of blood were collected at a donation drive held at the Water Services Department of the Public Works Department, Jalan Tasek Lama yesterday.

The initiative was held as part of the activities in ushering the World Water Day 2022, engineer at the Water Services Department Amal Aqilah binti Noorilham said. She added that it was also to answer calls to organise blood donation drives to help replenish supplies.

An encouraging response was received from the department’s personnel and the building’s security members, she said, adding that it was also open to the public.

Amal Aqilah urged the public to support blood donation initiatives organised by the public and private sector to help save lives.

“Wherever there is a blood donation drive, please support. Althought we are facing an outbreak of COVID-19, we can still do our part by being responsible citizens. We are trying to save lives, so adhere to the health guidelines and standard operating procedures, and Insya Allah everything will be fine,” she said.

Standard operating procedures were in place during the drive including providing and performing the antigen rapid test (ART) for all donors before they were allowed to donate.

ABOVE & BELOW: Donors at the drive; and a donor registers prior to donating blood. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

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