04 Jul 2018

    Canon Hongkong Organized Canon Blood Donation Day Twice a Year to Save More Lives


    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.

    Mr. Shunichi Morinaga (4th from right in 2nd row), President & CEO of CHK, and Mr. Philip Chan (4th from left in 2nd row), together with CHK Staff and BTS team, encouraged more staff to have blood donation regularly.
    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.