Blood Donors Are Invited to Participate in MPT’s 6th Nationwide Blood Donation Drive at National Blood Center and Regional Hospitals
(Yangon, 9th November 2018) MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, will organize a massive public blood donation drive on 16th November 2018 at the National Blood Center in Yangon as well as at regional hospitals nationwide. This marks the sixth blood donation drive thus far in recent years, and since 2017, a total of more than 2,000 MPT employees and members of the public have joined hands to donate crucial life-saving blood supplies to blood banks and hospitals around Myanmar.
This time, MPT’s blood donation drive expect more than 1,000 donors both MPT and volunteers from public to take part this noble efforts to supply blood for necessary people and MPT will always support its community in line with the operator’s “Myanmar in Our Heart” initiative.
Although there has been an increasing number of blood donors in the past few years, voluntary blood donation levels in Myanmar are still significantly less than those in developed countries, even when the need is just as dire, in particular for some rare blood types. The aim of the drive is to contribute to the build-up of blood supplies and to raise the awareness of the difference it makes for people.
Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “Over the course of our blood donation drives in recent years, we are extremely heartened by the increasingly stronger responses with each campaign receiving more public participation alongside our own MPT staff. Thousands now line up on these special day to jointly do their part to address the acute need to for healthy blood supplies in Myanmar’s hospitals and blood centers. We would like to invite more donors from the public to join this noble event and thank everyone who donate their time and blood, and for showing that Myanmar is always in their hearts.”
If anyone wishes to pre-register to donate on the 16th, they can go to Yangon MPT’s own shops (http://bit.ly/yangonlocation) or regional own shop lists (http://bit.ly/regionallist). Blood donors are also able to call to 098630050 for the registration of blood donation. Following are the list of Blood Centers and regional Hospitals where blood donation to take place.
|1||Yangon||National Blood Center||No (97), Corner of Shwedagon Pagoda Road & Bo Gyoke Aung San Road, Latha Township, Yangon|
|2||Sagaing||Monywa General Hospital||Bogyoke Street, Dawna Ward, Monywa Region|
|3||Bago (East)||General Hospital||Yone Gyi Ward, Bago|
|4||Bago (West)||General Hospital||Aung San, Pyi Tharyar Ward, Pyay|
|5||Ayeyawaddy||General Hospital||Min Gyi Street, 4 wards, Pathein|
|6||Taninthayi||General Hospital||Hospital street, Nyaung Yann Taung Ward, Dawei|
|7||Magway||Magway General Hospital||Pyi Taw Thar, Hospital Ward, Magway|
|8||Mandalay||500 Beds Children Hospital||66 street between 27 & 28 street, Chan Aye Thar San Township, Mandalay|
|9||Nay Pyi Taw||1000 Beds General Hospital||Zabuthiri Township, Naypyitaw|
|10||Kachin||500 Beds General Hospital||Corner of Sum Para Bom Road and Yone Gyi Road, Duu Ka Htuang Ward, Myittkyina|
|11||Kayah||Loikaw General Hospital||Sithu Street, Min Su Ward, Loikaw|
|12||Kayin||Hpa-An General Hospital||1 ward, Hospital Street, Hpa-An|
|13||Mon||General Hospital||U Zina Pagoda Road, Papedan ward, Mawlamyaine|
|14||Rakhine||500 Beds Sittway General Hospital||Lann Ma Gyi, Kyay Pin Gyi Ward, Sittwe|
|15||Shan (South)||Sat San Tun General Hospital||Bo Gyoke Aung San Roda, Sat San Tun ward, Taunggyi|
|16||Shan (North)||General Hospital||Lanmadaw street, 1 ward, Lashio|
|17||Shan (East)||General Hospital|
|Mine Zinn Village, Hah Kha, Keng Tung|
|General Hospital (Tachileik)||Gold Club street, Macao Kham Ward, Tachileik|
MPT has been actively engaging in CSR activities in the past few years and have donated more than two thousand blood bags so far. As Myanmar is well known for its generosity in the world and blood donation is an honorable cause, MPT will keep supporting the staff and the public as they keep supplies up for those needing it during emergency cases and difficult times.
To find out more about blood donation and to register, please visit: https://www.donatebloodmyanmar.org/ and to learn more about all MPT CSR activities, please go to: https://mpt.com.mm/mm/about-home/csr-activities-mm/ .