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Haemoglobin count too low for many blood donors

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

MANY people were unable to donate blood due to low hemoglobin count during the blood donation campaign organised by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Island Chapter in Penang on Saturday.

Despite the setback, campaign organizer Mr. Kong Shih Hao said the event was met with a generally good response by the public.  “We targeted the non-Muslim donors to support the campaign since the Muslims are fasting,” he said.

However, he said low haemoglobin count had prevented more from donating.

A doctor who wished to remain anonymous said one of the main factors contributing to low hemoglobin count was unhealthy diet.  “Iron is important for maintaining the hemoglobin level in the body. One has to consume food that is high in iron like spinach, liver and lean red meat. Caffeine should also be taken less as it reduces the absorption of iron from food,” she said.

The event was held to replenish the supply at the Penang Hospital blood bank which is usually low during the Ramadan month.  The campaign, themed Mid-Autumn Ramadan Blood Donation was held at Sunshine Square in Bayan Baru, Penang.

Sales representative Lee Boon Hooi, 31, said he had donated 18 pints of blood since he became a donor in 2002. “It’s all for a good cause and I’m glad that I could help,” he said.

Another sales representative Rahim Jusoh, 42, was also seen donating blood during the lunch hour break.

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  • MRC PENANG FLAG DAY 2015
    March 16, 2015 | 11:05 pm

    The MRC Penang Branch will be having its Annual Flag Day 2015 on Saturday, 28 March 28, 2015 and Sunday March 29, 2015.  During the two days Malaysian Red Crescent Youth and Adult members will take to the streets with their Flag Day tins to seek funds from generous members of the public for our Humanitarian Projects & Activities.  MRC Penang hopes to raise RM 150,000 through this Project.  Therefore any amount of donation is welcome.

    Every Red Crescent member has the ultimate goal to alleviate human suffering, and we serve without thinking of the creed, race, colour or gender of those who need our help.  To us, they are people who have placed their hopes in our hands.

    To be able to respond efficiently and effectively, our Red Crescent members need to be trained. Their first aid and rescue skills have to be constantly upgraded and updated.  Hence, we are always in need of funds to train our members, to upgrade our ambulances and rescue vehicles and equipments. Part of the funds raised will also be used to finance the three 12-hour Ambulance Service Centres based in Permatang Tinggi (Seberang Perai Tengah); Butterworth (Seberang Perai Utara); and Batu Maung (on Penang Island). So the Flag Day is an important component of the MRC annual fund-raising projects.

    As the Flag Day Project Organising Chairman, I appeal to members of the public to step forward and donate generously for the MRC Penang humanitarian cause.

    Mr Chow Thian Pow
    Chairman, MRC Penang Flag Day 2015 Committee

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