MRC training institute continues to attract blood donors

Lee (standing second left) with Karambir (standing second right) and the blood donors at the training institute.

MIRI: The Malaysian Red Crescent, Miri District (MRC) Training Institute here has, since March 25 last year, been utilised as the mobile and offsite blood donation centre in Miri city.

In highlighting this, MRC Miri deputy chairman, who is also the chairman of the Miri Red Crescent kidney dialysis committee and minister-in-charge of the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), Datuk Lee Kim Shin has encouraged more organisations to come forward to collaborate on the blood donation campaign.

Lee said this when met after handing over hampers to blood donors at the Valentine’s Day Blood Donation Campaign at the MRC Training Institute here today (Feb 14).

The blood drive was held from Saturday (Feb 13) till today (Feb 14) and was organised by the Blood Donor Recruitment Committee, headed by Cr Karambir Singh.

Lee said the number of blood donors had severely decreased at Miri Hospital as they were afraid of getting infected with Covid-19.

He added that the training institute has imposed and tightened the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the safety of the staff and blood donors.

At the blood drive over the weekend, out of the 109 who registered to donate blood, 95 were successful.

To date, at the training institute’s 90th blood donation campaign, 3,262 donors out of 3,749 who registered have successfully donated their blood.

Those who wish to donate blood or make enquiries can contact Karambir Singh at 016-8785500 at any time or the staff at 085-420236 during office hours.