By writer to www.thestar.com.my
INSURANCE agent Lim Jia Yin finds discomfort on the sight of needles.
However all this modified after she took half in a blood donation drive at Mydin Mall in Bukit Mertajam.
“It’s a nice expertise as I didn’t really feel ache or woozy.
“I bear in mind flinching each time I acquired injections throughout my faculty days, ” she mentioned when met on the current Well being Day occasion organised by the Lions Membership of Bukit Mertajam Horizon in Penang.
Lim, 25, mentioned she would now donate blood as typically as doable.
“I didn’t suppose I may deal with it though I’ve all the time considered it as a noble factor to do.
“Now that I do know it doesn’t damage and may save lives, I’ll proceed to do it and encourage others to donate as effectively.
“These blood donation drives at malls additionally make it simpler for individuals who don’t wish to go to the
hospital, particularly with the continued Covid-19 pandemic, ” she mentioned.
Additionally donating her blood was businesswoman Hazwani Ahmad, 32, whose son Muhammad Firas Fahruldazi, seven, was seen clinging to her.
“I wish to present him that it’s innocent and a great way to assist individuals.
“I began donating blood once I was in faculty 12 years in the past.
“I’ve not donated that many occasions however I hope to make it just a few occasions a yr.
“I all the time look out for blood donation drives and make it a day journey with my household, ” she mentioned, including that she most well-liked to go to malls because it was simpler to seek out parking spots.
The occasion additionally noticed Lions Membership of Bagan Jermal providing a chat on diabetes consciousness, well being screening, imaginative and prescient screening and a blood and organ donation marketing campaign.
The Lions Membership of Bukit Mertajam Horizon constitution president Kevin Teow mentioned this was a part of their yearly world mission, annually with totally different themes like starvation, diabetes, imaginative and prescient and childhood most cancers.
“This time we have now a Covid-19 pandemic consciousness sales space as effectively to teach individuals in regards to the virus.
“With Covid-19, many individuals are afraid of donating blood as effectively.
“Going to the hospital could be scary, so we’re organising blood donation drives at malls in order that they’ll come and donate blood, ” he mentioned.
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