McDonald’s Malaysia supports the government’s call for blood donation

August 25, 2020

 McDonald’s Malaysia, in continuous support of the government’s call to Malaysians to donate blood regularly, recently organised a Blood Donation Day. Held annually in collaboration with the National Blood Centre (NBC) under the Ministry of Health (MOH), the blood donation drive was opened to the public.

“Every year, the Blood Donation Day has been well-received and supported by the general public and staff of McDonald’s Malaysia. The close collaboration between McDonald’s Malaysia and NBC began four years ago. In line with the government’s call, McDonald’s Malaysia is keen to play an active role in creating continuous awareness among the community on the importance of blood donation. We targeted for 300 donors this year, and we are pleased to say that we surpassed our target by a mile,” said Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director and Local Operating Partner, McDonald’s Malaysia.

Blood Donation Day held at the headquarters of McDonald’s Malaysia saw a turnout of more than 500 donors. There were 287 donors in 2019 and 208 donors the year before that.

“NBC welcomes the Blood Donation Day initiative by McDonald’s Malaysia, which is now in its fourth year in collaboration with us. Such workplace campaigns encourage the noble practice of blood donation among the employees of McDonald’s Malaysia. As the blood donation drive was opened to the public, NBC is confident that the campaign will create widespread awareness on the importance of blood donation, while encouraging the community to be blood donors. NBC wishes to congratulate McDonald’s Malaysia for consistently organizing the blood donation drive and assures that blood donated during the 2-day campaign will be channeled effectively to patient care. NBC also hopes that similar blood donation campaigns and awareness programmes will be organized by other companies and associations, as carried out by McDonald’s Malaysia,” said Dr. Noryati Binti Abu Amin, Director, National Blood Center.

As a token of appreciation, McDonald’s Malaysia gave away McDonald’s cash vouchers, McChicken meal sets, and Sundae Cones to all blood donors who turned up to donate blood.

About McDonald's

McDonald's is the world's leading food service retailer with approximately 36,000 restaurants worldwide, serving more than 70 million customers daily in more than 100 countries. With 38 years of presence in Malaysia, McDonald's serves over 13.5 million customers a month at more than 300 restaurants nationwide. McDonald's employs more than 14,000 Malaysians in restaurants across the nation, providing career, training, and development opportunities. For more information on McDonald's, please visit

About National Blood Center (NBC)

The National Blood Center (NBC) located at Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur is an organisation responsible for planning and developing blood transfusion services at regional and national level. NBC provides specialised services in the areas of Blood Acquisition and Donation, Blood Transfusion, Platelet Serology, Microbiological Transfusion, Hematology, Immunohematology, Production and Fractionation, Hemostasis, Inventory, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Hemophilia, Quality / Biochemistry, Cord Blood and Health Education. At the Central Region level, NBC is responsible for collecting, processing, and supplying blood and blood products for the use of patients in government and private hospitals for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. NBC is also responsible for processing and conducting blood screening tests for the entire states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and West Pahang.

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