The Pantai Group of Hospitals is spearheading an organ donation awareness drive until Oct 2.
This awareness drive is a follow up on an initial awareness programme staged at the Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.
It is a collaboration with the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia and the National Transplant Resource Centre.
This collaboration is timely to support the National Organ Donation Awareness Drive in October.
For a good cause: Mahendran (third from left) presenting an information panel to Dr Chan as Dr Lela (fourth from right) and members of the Sathya Sai Central Council and Pantai Hospital nurses look on.
“If people really understand what donating an organ translates into for those who would otherwise die, I truly believe we would have incredible support in this area,’’ Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia deputy president Mahendran Arumugam said.
The awareness drive takes place at all 10 Pantai hospitals where information panels and brochures from the National Transplant Resource Centre are made available to visitors and the public.
A series of awareness talks will also be carried out at the participating hospitals.
“We applaud the noble effort of the National Transplant Resource Centre and Sathya Sai Baba Council of Malaysia and for this reason, as a socially responsible provider, Pantai has leveraged on this collaboration to raise awareness among the communities that we serve,’’ said Pantai Holdings Berhad group chief executive officer Dr Chan Boon Kheng.
Also present was National Transplant Resource Centre’s chief national transplant coordinator Datin Dr Lela Yasmin Mansor.