Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad supports blood campaign

(from left) Jong, SOPB safety and health manager Chrispian Britin and Choo.

KUCHING: Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad (SOPB) has supported the Northern Sarawak Journalists Association (NSJA) blood donation campaign by sponsoring 100 bottles of 500ml Merris Red Palm Oil Classic.   

Organising chairman Michelle Choo Lee Nyuk said the campaign, organised    in conjunction with World Blood Donor Day, was to help the Miri Hospital blood bank get enough   blood supply to meet the demands of the community.

“Blood donors will receive five kilogrammes of rice, 500ml Merris Red Palm Oil Classic cooking oil, bread, a goodies bag (containing Indocafe and Vico), a certificate of appreciation, a recycling bag, and face masks,” she said.

NSJA president Andy Jong Wan Joon explained that blood donations were allowed during the movement control order (MCO).  

“If you are detained by the authorities while on the way to and from donating, you can show your blood donor record book or blood donation card, display the operating hours of the blood bank in the Miri Hospital Blood Fund’s official Facebook page,” he added.

Jong added that the campaign was supported by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society Miri Branch; Miri Hospital Blood Fund; Miri Hospital and Shun Shen Lee Trading Sdn Bhd.

The campaign had received contributions from as well as contributions from SOPB; Regal Marketing & Trading Sdn.Bhd (Indocafe); Maestro Swiss Trading (Vico); The Twin Brothers Patisserie; and Miri City Council.

 The campaign with the theme “Celebrating the Gift of Blood” will be held on June 12 from 8.30am to 1.00pm at the Miri Red Crescent training hall.