BAYAN LEPAS, September 15 – Southeast Asia’s leading All-in-one Business, Cloud, Digital, and Ecommerce Solutions Provider, Exabytes Group, proudly announces its partnership with Penang General Hospital to organize the 2023 Annual Blood Donation Drive, scheduled for September 18th at the Conference Hall, Suntech @ Penang Cybercity. This collaborative endeavor is aimed at addressing the urgent need for blood donations, providing a lifeline to individuals facing acute medical crises and those enduring long-term illnesses.
Through this initiative, both Exabytes Group and Penang General Hospital are committed to collecting 100 Blood Bags with the mission of saving 100 lives in just 6 hours! As concerns mount over blood shortages in Malaysia’s blood banks, it is crucial to note that the blood donation rate in Malaysia saw a decline, dropping from 22.8 donors per 1,000 people in 2019 to a range of 19.7 to 22.5 donors per 1,000 population in 2020, 2021, and 2022. This decline is primarily attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as acknowledged by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
In response to this concerning trend, Exabytes Group remains steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness of issues that demand the public’s attention. This event aims to bolster life-saving efforts by encouraging blood donations, with the goal of ensuring a continuous and vital supply of blood for acute cases and individuals with pre-existing conditions. Furthermore, Exabytes Group is dedicated to highlighting the alarming blood deficiency in the nation’s blood banks, underscoring the need for collective action to address this crisis.
Chan Kee Siak, Founder and CEO of Exabytes Group, stated, “Through our partnership with Penang General Hospital for the 2023 annual blood donation drive, Exabytes is not only showcasing our commitment to saving lives but also shedding light on the critical issue of blood deficiency in our nation’s blood banks. We believe that giving back is an act of bravery, courage, and above all, love. As a proud home-grown brand, we want to provide a platform and opportunity for the public to demonstrate their commitment to giving back to the community. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.”
“In addition, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors, U-SOYA and Sunshine Square. U-SOYA will be providing 50 soya cups to refresh our donors during the event, while Sunshine is graciously offering vouchers as tokens of appreciation for the noble contributions made by our donors. Moreover, we also would like to express our gratitude to Suntech @ Penang Cybercity as the venue sponsor to conduct this blood drive. Exabytes will also be giving the top 3 donors vouchers worth RM 100 each,” he added.
Lastly, Exabytes invites the public to be a part of this life-saving mission. Join Exabytes and contribute to the 2023 Annual Blood Donation Drive by registering HERE. Your willingness to donate blood can help save lives, support individuals in critical need, and strengthen our shared commitment to the well-being of our community. “Together, we can be a beacon of hope and ensure a brighter future for those in need. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of something truly impactful,” concluded Chan.