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Crowd gets donation flowing on World Blood Donor Day

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

WBDD2014 at Gurney Paragon

A CONTINUOUS flow of volunteers streamed in to the Gurney Paragon Mall in Penang for a blood donation drive in conjunction with the World Blood Donor Day 2014. The event themed “Care, Love, Save” was organised by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Penang branch.

MRCS Island chapter chairman Nancy Cheah said the theme was chosen to show that MRC cared for the people and the nation. Besides the blood donation drive, the event also saw exhibitions on first-aid knowledge, CPR demonstrations, health check stations and knife massage therapy by the Taiwan Knife Massage Association.

Organising chairman Fong Kwok Khuen said it was the first year the event was held at Gurney Paragon Mall. “We are grateful that the mall decided to be our venue sponsor and we hope we can continue organising this event here,” he said at the event on Sunday.

Penangite Teoh Boon Peng, 55, who had been donating blood every three months since 2000, said he believed it was the right thing to do as donating blood would save lives. “This has become very normal for me. It only takes 15 minutes including resting time and I feel fine afterwards,” he added.

Auditor Lee Huai En, 28, started donating blood since her college years when her college held a blood donation drive. “I have donated less than 10 times, but I find it very meaningful and I plan to donate more blood whenever there is an event,” she said.

A participant doesn't flinch as she undergo this unusual therapy given by a member of the Taiwan Knife Massage Association during the event at Gurney Paragon.

A participant doesn't flinch as she undergo this unusual therapy given by a member of the Taiwan Knife Massage Association during the event at Gurney Paragon.

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