The blood donation drive, in collaboration with the National Blood Centre returns and is line with the government’s call to encourage blood donation
PETALING JAYA, 1 July 2022 – McDonald’s Malaysia continues to support the government’s call for Malaysians to donate blood more frequently. The quick service restaurant organised its annual Blood Donation Day on 30 June 2022, in collaboration with the National Blood Centre (NBC) under the Ministry of Health (MOH). The blood donation drive was opened to the public.
“Our goal in hosting the annual blood donation drive is to raise awareness among the communities on the importance of blood donation, in supporting NBC’s cause to help patients in need. The collaboration between McDonald’s Malaysia and NBC is in line with the government’s call for more blood donations to top up the stock stored in our national blood bank. Here at McDonald’s, we have always been an advocate for the public to continuously donate blood, and we are glad that we are able to organise another blood donation drive this year after one year of being unable to do so. I am proud to see the promising turnout for the Blood Donation Day this year,” said Dato’ Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia.
The Blood Donation Day, held at the headquarters of McDonald’s Malaysia, saw a turnout of more than 200 donors this year. The donors who showed up consist of McDonald’s employees, business partners, customers and members of the media. The quick service restaurant aims to inculcate a habit and create greater awareness on the importance of donating blood among its employees as well as Malaysians. Together, we can help other fellow Malaysians in need. Blood donation drives organised by McDonald’s Malaysia in collaboration with NBC have seen more than 1,300 donors since 2017.
As a token of appreciation, McDonald’s Malaysia provided McChicken meals and Sundae Cones to all blood donors who turned up to donate blood.