Over 3 500 blood donors and Elite Partners commended for their contributions in blood donation (with photo)
The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) announced the list of outstanding blood donors in 2021-22 today (June 13) to commend 3 686 blood donors who have achieved 25-times donations and above (multiples of 25).
2022 is the 70th year of voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation service in Hong Kong since 1952. As the only institution providing blood products to all hospitals, the BTS is committed to ensuring an adequate and safe blood supply in Hong Kong. Throughout the past decades, the BTS has strived to promote the awareness of blood donation among the local community. It will continue to optimise the services to maintain a safe and sustainable blood supply while fulfilling donor expectations.
The Chief Executive and Medical Director of the BTS, Dr Lee Cheuk-kwong, said, "The BTS has been deeply impacted by the fifth wave of the epidemic. With the unfailing support from different sectors of the community, 121 222 donors came forward and donated 210 863 units of blood, which turned into 363 025 units of blood products for clinical blood transfusion treatment. They have brought hope to many patients and showed support for all frontline medical professionals."
In addition to individual donation awards, Elite Partnership Awards were presented to the following corporate, community and academia partners in recognition of their enthusiastic support and remarkable achievements for blood donation. The respective organisation/academia winners are:
Elite Partnership Award 2022 - Corporate Partners
- Sino Group
- Link Asset Management Limited
- Nan Fung Group
- LAWSGROUP - D2 Place
- MTR Corporation Limited
Elite Partnership Award 2022 - Community Partners
- Hong Kong Housing Authority
- Sik Sik Yuen
- Lions Clubs International District 303 - Hong Kong and Macao, China
- Rotary International District 3450
- Hong Kong Garrison of 501st Legion
Elite Partnership Award 2022 - Community Partners (Blood Donation Vehicle)
- Whampoa Garden Management Limited
- Paramatta Estate Management Limited - City One Shatin
- Lung Mun Oasis
Elite Partnership Award 2022 - University
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hong Kong Baptist University
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Metropolitan University
Elite Partnership Award 2022 - Secondary School
- Buddhist Hung Sean Chau Memorial College
- Carmel Pak U Secondary School
- Tung Chung Catholic School
- Jockey Club Ti-I College
- Po Leung Kuk Wu Chung College
- The Chinese Foundation Secondary School
- Pui Ching Middle School
- Heung To Middle School
- De La Salle Secondary School, N.T.
- Po Leung Kuk Ho Yuk Ching (1984) College
Dr Lee reiterated that a sustainable, stable and safe blood supply is an integral part of the health system. He urged members of the public to support World Blood Donor Day on June 14. This year, the theme is "Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives." The message highlights the significant contributions of blood donors as members of the life-saving team in providing blood to patients in need of blood transfusion.
Highlighting this year's theme, the BTS has collaborated with the Red Cross' blood services of Singapore, Thailand and Korea and developed a special souvenir for blood donors who successfully come forward to give blood on World Blood Donor Day tomorrow (June 14). The limited edition "World Blood Donor Day 2022" Memo Brick is available for tomorrow only, while stocks last.
The BTS invites members of the public to make appointments by calling the BTS' donor centres or via 'HK Blood' mobile apps in order to prevent crowds from gathering and long waiting times. For details, please visit www.ha.org.hk/rcbts.
Ends/Monday, June 13, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:20
Issued at HKT 18:20