GCB Cocoa has organized many blood donation drives for Sultanah Aminah Hospital since 2015 to encourage our staff to contribute to the needs in our society and alleviate the inadequate blood supply in the hospital. In 2019, a record number of 66 GCB Cocoa employees took part in the blood donation campaign. This was more than the 53 employees who participated in the 2018 blood donation campaign.
Located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Sultanah Aminah Hospital is the largest hospital in Johor and is the main referral and tertiary centre for Johor. Having adequate blood supply at all times is crucial in the hospital as it enables Sultanah Aminah Hospital to treat emergency patients, patients undergoing major surgeries, cancer patients and more. In particular, the hospital needs to intensify blood donation campaigns before the festive season and school holidays, where blood supplies tend to drop below safe levels.
We look forward to organizing another blood donation drive in the coming year and we hope to garner the support of even more employees to participate in this meaningful cause.