HOMEGROWN group Naim Holdings Bhd is encouraged by the success of its blood donation drive across Kuching, Bintulu and Miri.
Its “Donate Blood, Save a Life” campaign received good response, having managed to draw more than 100 donors.
The event was held simultaneously yesterday, running from 9am to 2pm at Naim’s Kuching Sales Gallery, Miri’s Permy Mall and its Bintulu Sales Gallery.
The group’s head of corporate communications Caroline Yeo said the blood donation drive was among its first major corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to be kicked off this year.
“Most of what we do go beyond CSR — they are from our hearts, driven by the passion to make a difference in people’s lives,” she said.
For Kuchingite, Voon Choon Leong, this was his 24th donation so far.
“By doing this, we are helping others as we help ourselves. Donating blood actually encourages us to have a healthy lifestyle, as we need to go for blood tests before we can donate.
“Also, it helps reduce risks of diseases such as high blood pressure. I’m pleased with Naim’s efforts and I hope that this would continue going forward,” said the 35-year-old.
First-time donor Siti Aidatul Akmar Ahmad, 26, said she did not feel nervous at all about the whole experience.
“It’s everyone’s responsibility to help save lives. Imagine one day when it’s you or your family members who are in dire need of blood. Thus we need to do what we can to help.
“It’s good that Naim is doing this, and I look forward to them continuing to do so in creating greater awareness of the importance of blood donation,” she said.
A Naim personnel Abu Bakar, 60, said this was his seventh donation.
“I’m a strong supporter of donating blood. Our company organises this activity regularly and we fully support it. Donating blood is the right thing to do,” he remarked.
SOURCE: The Star Online (13 April 2014)