Donated Blood for a Good Cause @ McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Drive

Hey, do you know that just a pint of blood can save up to 3 lives? I know many of us are scared of donating blood, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fret not, if we follow the SOPs then it will be safe, simple, and noble. Recently, I donated a pint of blood at McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Drive held at their HQ in Damansara Uptown.

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Donated Blood for a Good Cause @ McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Drive


Well, McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Drive is held annually in collaboration with the National Blood Centre (NBC) under the Ministry of Health (MOH), and is open to the public. This year they surpassed their target of 300 donors. Over 500 donors, including myself, turned up to donate blood during the 2-day blood donation drive. There were 287 donors in 2019 and 208 donors the year before that.

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SOP during McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Drive


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SOP during McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Drive


The process was according to the SOP and the guidelines set by the MOH from the beginning till the end. Mask on, social distancing all the time and I was given hand sanitizer before I entered the hall.

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Did my blood test before we are allowed to donate blood


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 McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Day


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 McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Day


There were processes and forms to be filled before I was allowed to donate blood. Well, it was hassle-free and not as painful as I expected, so proud of myself. As a token of appreciation, I received McDonald’s cash vouchers, McChicken meal sets, and Sundae Cones too. Yay!

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 McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Day


“Every year, the Blood Donation Day has been well-received and supported by the general public and staff of McDonald’s Malaysia. The close collaboration between McDonald’s Malaysia and NBC began four years ago. In line with the government’s call, McDonald’s Malaysia is keen to play an active role in creating continuous awareness among the community on the importance of blood donation. We targeted for 300 donors this year, and we are pleased to say that we surpassed our target by a mile,” said Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director, and Local Operating Partner, McDonald’s Malaysia.

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 McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Day


“NBC welcomes the Blood Donation Day initiative by McDonald’s Malaysia, which is now in its fourth year in collaboration with us. Such workplace campaigns encourage the noble practice of blood donation among the employees of McDonald’s Malaysia. As the blood donation drive was opened to the public, NBC is confident that the campaign will create widespread awareness on the importance of blood donation, while encouraging the community to be blood donors. NBC wishes to congratulate McDonald’s Malaysia for consistently organising the blood donation drive and assures that blood donated during the 2-day campaign will be channelled effectively to patient care. NBC also hopes that similar blood donation campaigns and awareness programmes will be organised by other companies and associations, as carried out by McDonald’s Malaysia,” said Dr. Noryati binti Abu Amin, Director, National Blood Center.

For more information about McDonald’s Malaysia Blood Donation Day, please visit McDonald’s Malaysia 

Website: www.mcdonalds.com.my

Facebook: www.facebook.com/My.McDonalds

Instagram: www.instagram.com/mcdonaldsmalaysia

11 comments:

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  2. blood donation in McD! wow.. i can do any donation because my blood carrying thalesemia :(

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  3. Bagus kelly support program ni. Sis memang tak layak derma darah. Terbaik McDonald's

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  4. Waa good! I pun dah lama tak derma darah..
    Bila ada kempen, asyiklah demam aje.. Bagus McD buat macam ni, moga ianya dapat membantu mereka yang memerlukan..

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  5. Bagus ada program derma darah mcm ni tambahan lg tabung darah semakin berkurangan sekarang..dah lama tak derma darah ni

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  6. Wahhh good job Kelly !! I want to donate blood too unfortunately i couldnt as my BMI is not normal. One fine day, i will.

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  7. Bagusnya McDonald buat program macam ni. Membantu pihak MOH untuk kumpul darah since stok darah pun dah berkurang sangat sejak pandemik ni

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  8. Inisiatif yg sangat bagus dr mcd. Sedikit sebanyak dapat membantu menambah bekalan darah negara

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  9. First time tahuu McD buat blood donation program
    Thanks for sharing this info.

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  10. Wahh bagus lah kelly dapat sama membantu mereka yang memerlukan denagn menderma darah harap lebih ramai orang turun membantu juga walaupun bukan dengan kebendaan tapi darah macam ni pun berguna hehehe..

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