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Blood Donors Are Invited to Participate in MPT’s 6th Nationwide Blood Donation Drive at National Blood Center and Regional Hospitals

09 Nov 2018

(Yangon, 9th November 2018) MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, will organize a massive public blood donation drive on 16th November 2018 at the National Blood Center in Yangon as well as at regional hospitals nationwide. This marks the sixth blood donation drive thus far in recent years, and since 2017, a total of more than 2,000 MPT employees and members of the public have joined hands to donate crucial life-saving blood supplies to blood banks and hospitals around Myanmar.

This time, MPT’s blood donation drive expect more than 1,000 donors both MPT and  volunteers from public to take part this noble efforts to supply blood for necessary people and MPT will always support its community in line with the operator’s “Myanmar in Our Heart” initiative.

Although there has been an increasing number of blood donors in the past few years, voluntary blood donation levels in Myanmar are still significantly less than those in developed countries, even when the need is just as dire, in particular for some rare blood types. The aim of the drive is to contribute to the build-up of blood supplies and to raise the awareness of the difference it makes for people.

Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “Over the course of our blood donation drives in recent years, we are extremely heartened by the increasingly stronger responses with each campaign receiving more public participation alongside our own MPT staff. Thousands now line up on these special day to jointly do their part to address the acute need to for healthy blood supplies in Myanmar’s hospitals and blood centers.  We would like to invite more donors from the public to join this noble event and thank everyone who donate their time and blood, and for showing that Myanmar is always in their hearts.” 

If anyone wishes to pre-register to donate on the 16th, they can go to Yangon MPT’s own shops (http://bit.ly/yangonlocation) or regional own shop lists (http://bit.ly/regionallist).  Blood donors are also able to call to 098630050 for the registration of blood donation. Following are the list of Blood Centers and regional Hospitals where blood donation to take place.

NoStates/RegionsHospitalsAddress
1YangonNational Blood CenterNo (97), Corner of Shwedagon Pagoda Road & Bo Gyoke Aung San Road, Latha Township, Yangon
2SagaingMonywa General HospitalBogyoke Street, Dawna Ward, Monywa Region
3Bago (East)General HospitalYone Gyi Ward, Bago
4Bago (West)General HospitalAung San, Pyi Tharyar Ward, Pyay
5AyeyawaddyGeneral HospitalMin Gyi Street, 4 wards, Pathein
6TaninthayiGeneral HospitalHospital street, Nyaung Yann Taung Ward, Dawei
7MagwayMagway General HospitalPyi Taw Thar, Hospital Ward, Magway
8Mandalay500 Beds Children Hospital66 street between 27 & 28 street, Chan Aye Thar San Township, Mandalay
9Nay Pyi Taw1000 Beds General HospitalZabuthiri Township, Naypyitaw
10Kachin500 Beds General HospitalCorner of Sum Para Bom Road and Yone Gyi Road, Duu Ka Htuang Ward, Myittkyina
11KayahLoikaw General HospitalSithu Street, Min Su Ward, Loikaw
12KayinHpa-An General Hospital1 ward, Hospital Street, Hpa-An
13MonGeneral HospitalU Zina Pagoda Road, Papedan ward, Mawlamyaine
14Rakhine500 Beds Sittway General HospitalLann Ma Gyi, Kyay Pin Gyi Ward, Sittwe
15Shan (South)Sat San Tun General HospitalBo Gyoke Aung San Roda, Sat San Tun ward, Taunggyi
16Shan (North)General HospitalLanmadaw street, 1 ward, Lashio
17Shan (East)General Hospital

(Keng Tung)

Mine Zinn Village, Hah Kha, Keng Tung
General Hospital (Tachileik)Gold Club street, Macao Kham Ward, Tachileik

 

MPT has been actively engaging in CSR activities in the past few years and have donated more than two thousand blood bags so far. As Myanmar is well known for its generosity in the world and blood donation is an honorable cause, MPT will keep supporting the staff and the public as they keep supplies up for those needing it during emergency cases and difficult times.

To find out more about blood donation and to register, please visit: https://www.donatebloodmyanmar.org/ and to learn more about all MPT CSR activities, please go to: https://mpt.com.mm/mm/about-home/csr-activities-mm/ .