Blood Hero Day: The first steps in saving lives
Universiti Malaya’s Pusat Asasi Sains (PASUM) students, in partnership with Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), recently organized “Blood Hero Day” at the Dewan Pendeta, Kolej Kediaman Ungku Aziz, Universiti Malaya. This blood donation initiative witnessed 283 blood donors, including a significant number of first-time donors, alongside approximately 40 dedicated committee members, made up entirely of PASUM students.
Blood Hero Day was a community engagement program designed to fulfil two vital objectives. It aimed to provide PASUM students with the opportunity to contribute to the community, while simultaneously assisting UMMC in replenishing its blood reserves.
Abby Marcella Anak Will, the Director of the Blood Hero Day program, expressed her excitement about leading this project, her first foray into such a meaningful undertaking. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to everyone who played a pivotal role in making this event possible. “Blood Hero Day exceeded our expectations, and the overwhelming response from the students and the public is truly heart-warming,” Abby remarked. “This event would not have been successful without the dedication of our committee members, the selflessness of the donors, and the collaboration with UMMC. We look forward to making this an annual event to continue our contribution to saving lives.”
One of the first-time donors, Muhammad Hariz Hakimi, shared his experience, saying, “I was a bit nervous at the start, despite not being afraid of needles. However, the feeling of making a difference and potentially saving lives was immensely gratifying. I encourage everyone to consider becoming a blood donor and join this noble cause.”
A remarkable aspect of Blood Hero Day was the substantial number of first-time donors who stepped forward to make a difference in the lives of others. This event not only increased awareness about the importance of blood donation but also contributed significantly to UMMC’s blood reserves.
The success of Blood Hero Day is a testament to the positive impact that students and community members can make when they come together for a common cause. Universiti Malaya’s Pusat Asasi Sains (PASUM) students and UMMC are proud of the tremendous outcome of this event, and they look forward to building on this success in the years to come.
Please contact Dr. Norli Anida Abdullah at [email protected] for further details on the program.