NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) have been urged to organise blood drives to assist replenish the blood banks in hospitals. Lumadan Assemblyman Ruslan Muharam stated the folks must be made conscious of the advantages of donating blood.“Donating blood saves lives, particularly those that really want it, like those that are concerned in accidents,” he stated after visiting a blood drive organised by Weston Well being Clinic and Beaufort Hospital’s blood financial institution, at Seri Dayang Corridor, Beaufort, not too long ago. Noting that some are nonetheless afraid to donate blood, the neighborhood must be conscious that there’s nothing to be frightened of.
On Saturday’s programme, he welcomed it because the Beaufort Hospital’s blood financial institution is experiencing a scarcity of blood provide. “I used to be to know that the blood financial institution wants at the least 100 pints of blood a month.” Almost 70 pints of blood have been collected in the course of the programme the place donors have been additionally given meals objects. Aside from that, the programme additionally provided free well being screenings for the folks. Additionally current was Beaufort Well being Officer Dr Natazczah Abd Rahim.