Sabah Skills & Technology Centre (SSTC) organised a Blood Donation Drive in collaboration with Blood Bank Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kota Kinabalu on 22 October 2019. The one day campaign was held at the centre and has received an overwhelming support from its trainees and staff.
This effort was not only to promote awareness on the significance of blood donation but also as a response to the emergent need of blood reserves. Many people still believe that donating blood can affect adversely to their health. Donating blood is an active way of helping others and the whole of society. Many people are not aware of just how important blood donations can be. It is a vital way to help save lives. Along with helping save lives, there are a number of reasons why donating blood is important. A single donation can save three lives. If your blood is separated into its components, red cells, platelets and plasma it can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.
SSTC first organised the Blood Donation Drive back in 2006, and since then aimed at making at least three campaigns a year. To date, SSTC has collected 1806 pints of blood.