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) urgently 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 (CHK) arranged “Blood Donation Day” on 22 February and 4 July this year in head office with a convenient and comfortable environment to encourage all staff to build up the habit of regular blood donation. A total of 72 packs of qualified blood have been donated to the BTS. This encouraging result would not have been possible to achieve without their selfless contributions. One of the wholehearted blood donors, Mr. Philip Chan, Director & General Manager of Business Imaging Solution & Production Printing Group of CHK, has set a good example for all CHK staff by visiting the station to donate blood.
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.