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Malaysia Airports Helps To Save 4176 Lives From Blood Donations Drive At Airports

05 February 2010

Kuala Lumpur, 5 February 2010 - Malaysia Airports have managed to help save a total of 4176 lives when it collected a total of 1392 pint of blood through blood donations campaign organised at 20 airports in the period of two days, 19 and 20 January 2010.

A total of 1641 donors were registered throughout the blood donations drives. The blood donation drive was held in conjunction with Malaysia Airports' Safety, Health and Environment Campaign 2010 organized by Safety, Health and Environment Department, MAHB.

In the effort to promote caring society and the importance of saving lives, Malaysia Airports collaborated with National Blood Bank to overcome shortage of blood supply by encouraging public to donate blood at the nearest airports.

Nik Anis Nik Zakaria, General Manager of Corporate Communications Malaysia Airports said: "Malaysia Airports is very pleased to help National Blood Bank by putting more blood on the shelves. The respond from our own staff and airport users were overwhelming and we are delighted with their support and willingness to donate blood."

She added: "In providing the airports as platforms to donate blood, it reflects that the airports are not solely meant for travelling, but also a venue to exercise social and noble activity. We also managed to meet our target, as almost all participating airports registered 50 donors or more, with KLIA topping the list with 226 donors."

Malaysia Airports plans to include the blood donation campaign as part of the annual Malaysia Airports' Safety, Health and Environment Campaign.

Nik Anis elaborated: "Although Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) campaign 2010 activities ended on 21 January, we always stressed to all our staff to be tactful in daily activity to avoid any unwanted incidents. We are confident that we have successfully educated our staff with adequate knowledge and activities on safety, health and environment awareness throughout the campaign."

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