THE 9th EDITION OF THE ANSARA ANNUAL NATIONWIDE PreRAMADHAN BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGN 2015
The First Day of the holy fasting month of Ramadhan is expected to fall on Thursday 18th June 2015.
Therefore, with great humility i am pleased to confirm with everyone that this year’s 9th Edition of the Ansara Annual Nationwide preRamadhan Blood Donation Campaign 2015 will be conducted mainly on the Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of June, 2015 which is the last weekend before the start of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
The main objective of this annual nationwide campaign is for all of us to help stock up as much donated blood as possible at all the major hospitals in all the major cities throughout the nation in anticipation of a severe shortage of blood supply during the month of Ramadhan and the Raya Holiday season.
Most of the Muslim population will not be able to donate blood because of fasting during Ramadhan.
And donated blood has a maximum shelf life of 42 days only.
We are again very grateful to AEON Co. (M) Bhd to have confirmed with us, for 9 years straight, that ALL their 23 AEON MALLS throughout the nation will again participate and will simultaneously (serentak) conduct the blood donation drive on the Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015.
ALL the 23 AEON MALLS throughout the nation that will participate are:
1) Cheras Selatan, KL
2) Taman Maluri, KL
3) Metro Prima, KL
4) Taman Equine, KL
5) AU2 Setiawangsa, KL
6) Wangsa Maju, KL
7) Mahkota Cheras, KL
9) Bukit Tinggi, Klang
10) Bukit Raja, Klang
11) Tebrau City, JB
12) Permas Jaya, JB
13) Bukit Indah, JB
14) Taman Universiti, JB
15) Kulaijaya, JB
16) Bandaraya Melaka
17) Air Keroh Melaka
18) Seremban 2, Seremban
19) Kinta City, Ipoh
20) Station 18, Ipoh
21) Seri Manjung
23) Bukit Mertajam
The 10 AEON MALLs in Klang Valley area will conduct the blood donation from 12.00 noon till 8.00 pm on those dates.
I am also pleased to announce the participation of many AEON BIG Hypermarts from throughout the nation for this Campaign 2015 namely:
1. Endah Parade,Sri Petaling
2. Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
3. Shah Alam
4. Pandan, Johor Bahru
5. Kluang, Johor
6. Batu Pahat, Johor
7. Bukit Mertajam, Penang
8. Seberang Prai, Penang
9. Alor Setar, Kedah.
AEON Big Hypermarts will conduct the blood donation campaign on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015.
We will forever be grateful to AEON Co. (M) Bhd for having provided us with all the AEON venues throughout the whole nation every year, for 9 consecutive years, totally FREE OF CHARGE!
Our traditional Non-AEON venues throughout the nation namely:
1) Penang Development Corporation (PDC),
2) Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) Johor Bahru,
3) Taman Tamadun Islam (TTI) Kuala Terengganu,
4) Amanjaya Mall, Sg Petani
5) CMart, Arau, Perlis
6) KPTM, Kota Bahru,
will most probably be joining us again in this Nationwide Campaign 2015 insyaAllah.
All venue coordinators throughout the nation are advised to contact and reconfirm with the managers of your respective venues as soon as convenient. You are also advised to contact and reconfirm with the head of the blood team at the General Hospitals of your respective area as soon as convenient.
Once the venue, blood team, dates and times are confirmed, please inform me directly a.s.a.p for me to update the official list in preparation for the nationwide media release and to update all relevant websites.
UiTM campuses throughout the nation have always been a major contributor to the total amount of donated blood collected in this annual nationwide campaign every year for the last 7 years, headed by Dr Zaiton Nasir who is the Pengarah of all the UiTM campuses clinics.
We will again look forward to UiTM continued participation in this Campaign 2015.
Sathya Sai Baba members throughout the nation have always been Ansara’s important and friendly partner in this anual nationwide campaign every year for the last 8 years. We look forward to working again with Sai Baba members to ensure the success of this noble Campaign 2015 for the benefit of the rakyat.
Asputra (Alumni SMS Tuanku Syed Putra, Kangar) has also been Ansara’s constant friendly partner in this annual campaign for the last 8 years and we look forward to their continued participation.
World Blood Donor Day 2015 will fall on Sunday 14th June 2015 and will a part of the preRamadhan Campaign 2015 which will be conducted at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur from 8.30am to 2.00pm.
This year’s theme for blood donation throughout the world will be:
‘THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY LIFE’
Lastly, but most importantly, Ansara would like to put on official record our utmost gratitude to Pusat Darah Negara and all the blood teams from all the major hospitals throughout the whole nation for giving us all the support every year for the past 9 consecutive years without which these annual nationwide preRamadhan blood donation campaigns would not have been possible.
Thanks again to ALL OF YOU PARTICIPANTS for your continuous support.
This annual nationwide preRamadhan blood donation campaigns have been a huge success every year.
The total number of venues and the total amount of blood collected has been increasing over the years.
Last year’s 8th Edition Campaign 2014 which was officially launched by our Ansara Patron Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, we managed to collect a total of 7,062 pints of donated blood from a total of 48 venues nationwide.
The Grand Total Collection for all the previous 8 editions of this Annual Nationwide preRamadhan Blood Donation Campaign is an impressive 53,864 pints of blood.
We look forward to another successful and outstanding year for this Campaign 2015 insyaAllah.
The complete list of venues for this Campaign 2015 will be continuosly updated in the Ansara website www.ansara.org.my
Any further queries can be directed through the website or you are most welcome to contact me directly.
Wishing you all the best in carrying out this 9th Edition of the Ansara Annual Nationwide preRamad. han Blood Donation Campaign 2015 to help save the lives of those in need regardless of race, religion or nationality.
My Sincere Thanks to all of you from:
Dr Halim Abu Bakar,
Vice President ANSARA,
Annual Nationwide PreRamadhan Blood Donation Campaign 2015,
Date: 29th April 2015