Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU) sponsored blood-donation drive in Batu Gajah was a roaring success. Held at the town’s premier TJ Supermarket recently, the response from the public was overwhelming. Over 300 people who patronised the supermarket took time off to donate a pint of their blood for a worthy cause. The blood was aimed at restocking depleted supply at Hospital Raja Bainun Ipoh (Ipoh General Hospital).
The campaign was launched by YBU’s Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zainal Abdin Omar. Staffs of the hospital were there to offer a helping hand. Also present were Dato’ Jamri Suria, District Officer of Batu Gajah and UMNO Batu Gajah Division Chief and Patron of Silat Serimau Hitam Perak, Dato’ Yusoff Kassim.
Dato’ Zainal thanked the public for their support. “This is YBU’s first attempt at conducting a blood donation drive,” he remarked. “I am touched by your generosity.”