(Yangon, 8th March 2019) In an effort to raise public awareness to the importance of blood and to mobilize volunteers across the country to donate clean and life-saving blood for medical use, MPT, the nation’s biggest and leading telecommunication operator, will once again maintain its good practice to organize a national blood-donation drive on March 15 this year. The donation drive will happen at the National Blood Centre in Yangon, and will be simultaneously replicated in 17 regional hospitals nationwide as a whole.
Aligned with MPT’s core value of supporting communities through its “Myanmar in Our Heart” initiative, this is the 7th time that MPT has initiated this project. Throughout of this journey of blood donation that MPT’s drive in Nationwide among 6th times, the track-record of more than 3,000 people had participated by comprising MPT employees and general public while replenishing the supplies at blood banks and hospitals across Myanmar.
MPT hopes that more people will come this time to support this noble-effort because despite the increasing number of donors recorded yearly, there is still very low incidence of voluntary blood donation in the country. Increasing the numbers of blood donors will mean stabilizing the supply of precious blood that could save lives of thousands of people all over the country.
Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “We are appealing to people who are physically-fit and healthy to come on March 15 to any of the participating regional hospitals nationwide and donate just a little amount of their blood. Together with our own MPT employees, we will have an impact on the health and well-being of Myanmar”.
He continues, “I would like to thank everyone participated to this continuous blood donation drive in the past and also who is planning to join the blood donation drive this time, for their care and support for their fellow citizen. Please invite your family and friends to do the same. Together, we can build a better, more caring Myanmar society, through our own volunteerism.”
For those who wishes to take part in MPT’s Blood Donation Drive this coming March 15, 2019, please visit the regional MPT office to register. For Yangon residents, please call 098630050 to register. Hereunder are the locations where the blood donations to take place.