Ford holds blood donation drive
Ford recently partnered with Pusat Darah Negara (PDN) to hold a blood donation drive as part of the company’s seventh annual Ford Global Week of Caring. The Malaysia initiative aimed to help boost the country’s blood bank levels, which remains low compared to many nations.
Close to 100 employee volunteers from Ford and Ford’s sole distributor, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), as well as Ford customers, lined up to donate blood for the campaign.
The one-day blood donation drive was held in SDAC’s main showroom in Petaling Jaya. PDN equipped the showroom area with beds, and conducted registration, blood-type confirmations and donor verification.
Although some donors were first-timers, everyone who participated was in high spirits as they waited for their turn to do a good deed. As a token of appreciation, every donor was presented with a Ford goodie bag.
“This year, employees across the region have gone further, hand-in-hand with our dealers, partners and customers, to make a difference in our communities,” said Patrick O’Neill, parts and service regional manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations. “We’re proud to be supporting the blood bank, and helping increase levels that are available to people often in critical times of need.”
In conjunction with this year’s Global Week of Caring, the volunteers in Malaysia joined an army of more more than 3,800 employees across Asia Pacific and Africa who worked on 85 projects ranging from beach clean-up to helping mentally-challenged students make art. The total volunteer time added up to 21,254 hours.
For the past seven years, thousands of Ford employees on six continents have joined together to power a new engine of support to benefit people in local communities.