01 Mar 2019

    Canon Hongkong Organized Canon Blood Donation Day and Invited All Local Canon Companies to Join


    As the inventories for all blood types have been depleted to an alarming level for a long time, The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) appealed to the public to donate blood so that the low blood inventories can be duly replenished for any sudden transfusion treatment of patients.
    In response to the appeal, Canon Hongkong Company Limited (CHK) arranged “Blood Donation Day” on 1 March and delighted to invite Canon Engineering Hong Kong Company Limited (CEHK) & Canon Electronic Business Machines (H.K.) Company Limited (CEBM) to join together to support blood donation in head office, to help the people in need. A total of 41 packs of qualified blood have been donated to the BTS. This encouraging result would not have been possible to achieve without their selfless contributions.


    Why Donate Blood?
    There is no substitute for blood. In order to provide fresh blood products for treatments of patients with chronic diseases or in need of surgery because of illness or accident, BTS entirely count on the generosity of the blood donors to donate on a continuous basis.
    The collected blood will be processed into its components, followed by stringent tests for infectious diseases and bacteria before being used in various treatments. Every single donation can help 3 or more patients, so please do not underestimate your contribution.
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    This year, it is grateful to have all local Canon companies to join together to support the ‘Canon Blood Donation Day’, in order to help more people in need.
    To ensure blood transfusion to be therapeutically effective for patients, the quality and safety of blood products are of paramount importance. Through continuous surveillance of local & overseas infection outbreak and new measures of donor screening and infection control procedures, the BTS kept the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection to the minimum.