“Every drop is precious! Let's save lives together by donating blood!” This is the appeal from Ezecom to the public during its latest blood donation drive.
As part of Ezecom’s 15th anniversary celebrations, it launched a blood donation campaign to save lives and encourage employees and customers to take part. The campaign took place on April 5 at Ezecom’s head office and saw more than 100 staff and customers donate blood.
Nowadays, people regard their blood as precious, saving it and donating to family members as a priority. Big organizations, such as Ezecom, are trying to educate employees and the general public on the importance of blood donation, how it improves health and how we can influence the entire community through setting a positive example by helping others.
The Government is supporting several initiatives and educating the general public about the significance of blood donations in an effort to resolve the country’s blood shortage.
To participate in the Government's campaign, Ezecom partnered with the National Blood Transfusion Centre to organize the blood donation program at the company's head office on Sihanoukville Boulevard.
It is anticipated that the collaboration between the two organizations will increase blood donation rates, benefiting society and fostering good habits. Regular blood donations can help prevent many diseases, including cancer, stroke, and heart disease, as well as provide numerous other health advantages.
“Every two seconds, someone in this world needs blood. Since blood cannot be manufactured outside the body and has a limited shelf life, the supply must constantly be replenished by generous blood donors,” said Ezecom’s CIO Ashita De Costa.
“I would like to express sincere gratitude towards everyone that volunteered in this community campaign. You are a role model for everyone; not just for your family members and colleagues but for community. This activity is focused on your wellbeing; let’s save lives together.”
According to the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Cambodians need blood donations mainly as a result of road accidents, mothers haemorrhaging during childbirth, and cancer patients.
In 2022, the death rate for Cambodia was 6.8 per 1,000 people. Only traffic accidents claimed more than 1,700 lives. A lot of them could have been saved with blood donations. Therefore, donating blood from the public not only saves lives, it also informs us of our health status and reduces the risk of various cancers.
Dr. Sok Po, President of the National Blood Transfusion Center, highlighted during the event, "Blood donation is very important because it makes us aware of our health status of various infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV and AIDS, reduces the risk of cancers, reduces blood pressure and iron overload, which affects the liver and pancreas, and improves heart health, weight gain, stroke."
He added, “Remember that blood donations do not affect health. The only source of blood is from people. We do not have a pharmaceutical factory. Please do not wait until the time when we want to donate blood, otherwise it will be too late. "
World Blood Donor Day takes place on June 14 each year; the Ezecom team has committed to contribute and gather as many volunteers from the community on a regular basis and not only on this occasion.
This blood donation activity reflects the commitment in line with Ezecom's 15th year anniversary slogan "Better Together" to create success and progress together with humanitarian values for people and society. [Partnered Content]