TUESDAY, 02 AUGUST – Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture (FPL), Sandakan emerged as the recipient of the Most Active Organisation in organising blood donation campaigns in Sandakan throughout 2015.
The UMS Sandakan Blood Donation Campaign organiser, Wilson Azahari said, the award was presented by the Duchess of Kent Hospital (HDOK) in a ceremony to award organisations and the public in conjunction with World Blood Donation Day, recently.
When contacted, he said, FPL UMS Sandakan was chosen as the organisation that had the most blood donation campaigns, which was six in total.
“The award or recognition is not the priority, but in creating awareness and in support of the HDOK Sandakan Blood Bank to meet the shortage of blood that often happens, especially during peak period like festive seasons,” he said.
Wilson said the campaign indirectly promoted FPL UMS to the surrounding communities in Sandakan.
The award presenting ceremony was graced by the Director of HDOK, Dr. Francis Paul.
Apart from the Most Active Organisation Award, Dr. Francis Paul also expressed his appreciation to the organisations that managed to get the highest number of blood donors including active donors from among the community, people with special needs (OKU) and HDOK staff itself.
FPL will hold its next Blood Donation Drive on 28 October 2016, in conjunction with the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture 10th anniversary on 24-30 October 2016. – SS (fl)
Source: Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture