27 March 2018
Indonesia Still Deficit 1 Million Blood Bags, UPH Held Blood Donation Regularly
Student Executive Board of Pelita Harapan University (BEM UPH) held a Blood Donation on 26-28 March 2018 at UPH Lippo Village Campus, Building D 5th floor in room 502 and 503 with the theme of ‘There’s Hero Inside You’. This event is regularly held by BEM
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Many People of the UPH students, lecturers, and staffs participated in UPH Blood Donation  
 

Student Executive Board of Pelita Harapan University (BEM UPH) held a Blood Donation on 26-28 March 2018 at UPH Lippo Village Campus, Building D 5th floor in room 502 and 503 with the theme of ‘There’s Hero Inside You’. This event is regularly held by BEM UPH since the blood donation is considered important, and in fact, 1 blood donation can save 1-3 lives.

 

Not only that, according to Sylvia, a student of Tourism Management Business 2016 who is also the chairwoman of the Blood Donation event, based on the World Organization Health (WHO) standard, the number of blood bags which is needed in Indonesia still deficit about 1 million blood bags. Based on this fact, BEM UPH continues to hold the Blood Donation event. According to Sylvia, at least the awareness of blood needs can be started from us and the nearest circle, in this case, is UPH itself.

 

This Blood Donation event is the second and the final Blood Donation event of BEM 2017/2018, previously the first Blood Donation event was held in November 2017 and earned about 430 blood bags. Both the Blood Donation in November 2017 and Blood Donation in 2018 had the same theme of ‘There’s Hero Inside You’. The purpose of this theme is to convince the community of UPH that being a ‘hero’ and help others is not a difficult action; it just starts from ourselves through blood donation, as an easy action and it doesn’t take a long time.

 
 

“We hope that by continuing to hold the Blood Donation at the campus, everybody around us will be more aware of the importance of blood donation for themselves, others, and even for the wider society. To support it, BEM UPH together with Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) of Serang regency provides 14 beds. The target is 600 blood bags for 3 days of the event.” said Sylvia.

 

Sylvia emphasized the desire to target more than 600 bags, but because of the PMI limitedness in supporting this event, it can only target that total. However, the BEM UPH is optimistic that this event can give the contribution and precious benefit for many sides.

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Sylvia - Head of the Blood Donation event
 

Not only from PMI, BEM UPH also holds Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine to help this blood donation by assisting the blood pressure measurement of participants.

 

Even though this Blood Donation event is the last program of BEM UPH 2017/2018, Sylvia expected that this program will continue to exist. She thinks that this program can increase the awareness of both UPH students and another UPH civitas to be heroes for others in a simple way.(mt)

 
 

STUDENTS TESTIMONY:

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Bunga, Law Faculty 2016 
 
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Hizkia, Industrial Engineering 2015 
 
“I'm quite surprised to know the fact that Indonesia still lacks blood bags because from what I see that the enthusiasm of UPH students who donate their blood is quite high. But it proves that Blood Donating needs to be held. I, myself, have donated my blood twice in UPH and also twice in PMI. I think UPH The Blood Donation program is very good and it can help us who want to donate our blood but do not know the nearest PMI.”
 
                                    
 
“I think UPH Blood Donation program is very good, unfortunately, it is only held twice in a year. Maybe it will be better if the implementation can be augmented so that it can facilitate us who want to be the donators. I, myself, have donated my blood 10 times and I think it is important and good to be done. I’m glad that UPH becomes a campus that can facilitate us who want to help others through blood donation.”
 
 
 
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Health checkup such as blood pressure and HB level of the candidates are required to ensure the candidates are healthy and capable to donate the blood
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The Blood Donation Process Conducted by PMI Team 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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