Aug 2, 2016

Come do your part and save some lives

How about doing some charity that does not involve an money....Yeah, you can keep your money and still do charity - this is of course, dedicated and meant for people who are not so rich, like students, and the lower income group people where every cent counts in our lives.. I know that as I have been there and am still there at times...



How to do charity that does not involve money? Blood donation!!! MBO Cinemas is continuing its third annual partnership with St John Ambulance of Malaysia to host a blood donation drive to contribute to the National Blood Centre (PDN). Organisers are hoping to reach the target of 5,000 pints of blood at this event, fondly known as Blood Donation Drive 3.0.

Taking place at 25 locations of MBO Cinemas nationwide from 12pm to 6pm on 5-6 August in Kedah and Johore plus 6-7 August for the rest of Malaysia, trained personnel from St John Ambulance of Malaysia will be on hand to assist the staff from PDN.


With the recent Hari Raya fasting month and holiday season, it is timely for the blood donation drive to continue to build up the availability of blood.

Apart from saving lives, blood donors will have additional reasons to participate as they will receive a goodie bag which consist of a free cinema ticket, MBO Cinemas movie merchandises, food, drinks and pharmaceutical gifts from our generous partners.


Have you by any chance watched the teeth-in-cheek promotional video has been created by MBO cinemas that is being aired in all 26 MBO cinemas, starring Taring returning for the second time now all grownup, to promote the Blood Donation Drive 3.0 to the audiences and create enthusiasm while taking away the fear and phobia associated with donating blood.


For your info, in 2015, MBO Cinemas and St John Ambulance of Malaysia collaborated together and collected 4,052 pints of life-saving blood which is almost quadruple the 2014 collection of 1,065 pints. Under the tagline “1 Pint Saves 3 Lives”, these donations from two years alone have already saved more than 15,000 lives.

In return of St. John Ambulance continuous support, MBO Cinemas will donate RM10,000 as a token of appreciation for their assistance in this nationwide blood donation campaign.

Regarding the blood donation drive, Dato' Yeo Kim Thong, National Secretary General of St John Ambulance of Malaysia stated that he was pleased to see corporations like MBO Cinemas taking an active interest in the communities and hoping that this effort will inspire more to come forward and contribute to the national aid causes, as it would not only help Malaysia at large but also boosts the confidence of the volunteers from St John Ambulance of  Malaysia.
                                                                         
Dr Noryati bt Abu Amin, Director of National Blood Centre added that contributions like this help save many lives every day and events like these are a wonderful way to raise awareness about the process of blood donation and how it is a great way to give back and help the community.

After you have done your part for the community and help save some lives, you can catch some blockbuster movies anytime you want with MBO’s “Blockbuster Every 20 Minutes” - which screens blockbuster movies every 20 minutes during peak hours so that you don’t need to wait for long to catch your favourite movies.

For more info, be sure to log on to www.mbocinemas.com

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