55 blood units are collected in the Setapak Love in action 3 in 1 Event
Setapak Love in Action 3 in 1 which consists of blood donation, blood screening and free medical check-out and consultation from Chinese physicians was held on 29 Oct (Sunday). This event was a success with total of 55 blood unit are collected, 59 people from the public came for the medical check-out and consultation and over a hundred of blood screening voucher are sold.
This event is initiated by Chinese Annual Conference, The Methodist Church in Malaysia and is jointly organized by Muk En Community Care Centre together with Setapak Chinese Churches Prayer Meeting and Persatuan Foochow Sarawak-Sabah, Malaysia with the theme “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. This event have been held at over 30 locations across west Malaysia and benefit many people in the past 19 years.
Other than blood donation, free medical consultation are provided by two Chinese physician from Sentul Taipieh Medical Hall. For those who had registered for acupuncture treatment, they can schedule the appointment to undergo the treatment in the clinic located at Sentul. Sentul Taipieh Medical Hall had also offered first session acupuncture treatment for free and discounted price for prescription. The public may also purchase the blood screening voucher (valid until 31-Dec-2017) that offered by Pathlab at special rate of RM115, the normal price is RM300.
The event started from 10am to 4pm where Member Parliament for Wangsa Maju Dato’ Dr Tan Kee Kwong was invited to preside over the opening ceremony.
In the welcome speech, the president of Muk En Community Care, Mr Ling Siang Leh said that it is not easy for people to understand the definition of “it is more blessed to give than to receive” which sounds very contradictory especially in this competitive era. However, the bible teach us that it is not by might, nor by power but by the spirit of God; but seek first God kingdom and God righteousness, and all these things will be given to you. Therefore, “it is more blessed to give than to receive” is a truth!
The president of Persatuan Foochow Sarawak-Sabah, Mr. Lee Leh Yew, said that the supply of blood is not enough to cater the demand even though our National Blood Centre has constantly work with third party organization to hold blood donation campaign. The only source for supply of blood came from the donor due to there is no substitute for blood and the blood has a shelf life.
Our country may equip with advance medical equipment, however, many patients will still lost their life due to lack of blood supply. Therefore, Mr Lee encourage the public with kind-hearted to become a long term blood donor. He sincerely thanks to the donor for their kind contribution.
Dato’ Dr Tan Kee Kwong reminded the public to pay more attention to their own health, get rid of the unhealthy habits and live a wholesome life in his speech. Dato’ Dr Tan said that there are a lot of misunderstanding about blood donating including the body system will get weak. He explained that there is a production cycle of blood in the body and it will eventually become a waste if we do not donate the blood away.
Muk En Community Care will held the blood donation campaign twice a year in April and Oct. the public may follow us on our facebook for further information:
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For those who wish to purchase Pathlab blood screening voucher,
kindly contact us at +603-4142 5255 / 41313566.