In Indonesia, a blood transfusion occurs every 8 seconds, with over 12.3 million bags of blood needed in 2020. Each year, this number continues to rise, brought on by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For World Blood Donor Day held on 14 June, ATALIAN Global Services Indonesia, in collaboration with Cibis Park and South Jakarta’s Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia branch) hosted a two-day blood donation event on 9–10 June to raise awareness.
The event was open to all ATALIAN Indonesia and Cibis Park business complex employees, as well as the public. 250 people registered as potential donors with 192 blood bags collected, smashing the average target by forty-two bags.
Head of the Greater Jakarta’s (DKI Jakarta) PMI branch, Rustam Effendi, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all the humanitarian heroes who participated in the event. “In DKI Jakarta, we need 1,200 blood bags every day to be distributed to 190 hospitals. This event is certainly very complementary to the province’s daily need of blood bags,” said Rustam.
Adding support to the event, South Jakarta Mayor, Munjirin, said, “As the situation improves and people become used to the health protocols, we want to encourage people not to be worried or afraid to donate their blood because of the physical interaction, especially with the medical staff.”
Chief Executive Officer of ATALIAN Global Services Indonesia, Jeffry Johary, said, “As a major player in the facility management industry, we have a platform to raise awareness and address hesitation for those who want to donate blood by setting an example. We plan to make blood donor activities a regular event and look forward to collaborating with other like-minded organisations to support our local communities.”