PETALING JAYA: McDonald’s Malaysia continues to support the government’s call for Malaysians to donate blood more frequently.
The quick-service restaurant organized its annual blood donation day on June 30, in collaboration with the National Blood Center (CNB) under the Ministry of Health.
The blood drive was opened to the public.
“Our goal in hosting the annual blood donation drive is to raise awareness in communities about the importance of blood donation, supporting NBC’s cause to help patients in need.
“The collaboration between McDonald’s Malaysia and NBC is in line with the government’s call for more blood donations to supplement the stock stored in our national blood bank.
“Here at McDonald’s we have always been an advocate for the public to donate blood continuously, and we are pleased to be able to hold another blood drive this year after a year of not being able to do so.
“I am proud to see the promising turnout for Blood Donor Day this year,” said Datuk Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia.
Blood Donor Day, held at McDonald’s Malaysia headquarters, saw the participation of more than 200 donors this year.
Donors who have come forward include McDonald’s employees, business partners, customers and members of the media.
The quick-service restaurant aims to inculcate a habit and raise awareness among its employees as well as Malaysians about the importance of blood donation.
Together we can help other Malaysians in need. Blood drives organized by McDonald’s Malaysia in conjunction with NBC have seen more than 1,300 donors since 2017.
As a thank you, McDonald’s Malaysia provided McChicken meals and Sundae Cones to all blood donors who showed up to donate blood.