//Allianz Malaysia donates blood the ‘new normal’ way

Allianz Malaysia donates blood the ‘new normal’ way

Source: Allianz, 23 October 2020

In conjunction with Malaysia Day, Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) continued its annual tradition by holding its Blood Donation Campaign albeit a little differently in the month of September 2020.

Through the support of its employees, agents, business partners, and customers, the Company managed to garner 112 pints of blood during its annual blood donation campaign held recently.

Adhering to the new normal and safe distancing rules, Allianz Malaysia held a Blood Donation Campaign whereby employees from the Head Office and Kuala Lumpur branch were encouraged and given time off from work to donate blood at the National Blood Centre (Pusat Darah Negara) in Titiwangsa from 21 to 27 September 2020. Similar campaigns were held by Allianz Malaysia branches in collaboration with participating hospitals in Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, and Temerloh.

Head of Allianz4Good, Ng Siew Gek said that “We continue to assimilate annual Company-wide initiatives such as the Blood Donation Campaign into the new normal as it is important to embrace change and rise in times of adversity.”

“In light of the ongoing pandemic and depleting blood supply, we understand the dire need to replenish the blood bank. Therefore, we elected to turn our blood donation drive into an on-going campaign in the month of September 2020 by reimagining it to fit the criteria set by the Ministry of Health as well as our Company’s own Standard Operating Procedures. We are grateful that our employees, agents and customers are supportive and participated in the Drive. A total of 112 pints of blood were collected and each pint of blood can help save three lives,” added Siew Gek. Allianz4Good has been carrying out Blood Donation Drives and Organ Pledges since 2014.

Visit the National Blood Centre’s official website www.pdn.gov.my to check your donor eligibility and find out more about how they are taking steps to ensure a safe environment for blood donors.

Ng Siew Gek, the Head of Allianz4Good of Allianz Malaysia Berhad, said it was important that the Company continued to assimilate initiatives such as the Blood Donation Campaign which allows Malaysians to embrace change and rise in times of adversity.