Donating blood is good for the body

KUCHING: Ho Soon Physical Culture Club hosted a blood donation campaign at Kuching Sentral here, yesterday.

The event was held in response to a call by Serian General Hospital’s blood bank to collect enough blood to help those in need.

The event was graced by Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) Councillor Yeo Eng Kuang, representing Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang who is also MPP chairman.

According to the club’s chairman cum organising chairman Then Shui Ted, donating blood is a good deed.

“Regular blood donation not only saves people, but also promotes the body’s metabolism.

“When doing a health check to donate blood, many people will also discover that they have high blood pressure or other diseases.

“Blood donation also stimulates the hematopoietic organs — the bone marrow accelerates the production of cells which promotes good health,” he said when speaking at the event.

He also reminded that blood donation is voluntary, regardless of race or religious belief.

The same event also witnessed Then and the other guests presenting gifts to blood donors as a token of appreciation in participating in the campaign.

Yeo (front row, fourth left) receives a token of appreciation from Then at the opening ceremony of the blood donation campaign at Kuching Sentral, yesterday.