PTFI's Real Action on Humanitarian Mission

15 June 2015   |   CSR News

Vice President Jusuf Kalla who is also the general chairman of the Indonesia Red Cross (PMI) joined the fun walk held to mark the World Blodd Donor Day that falls on June 14 here on Sunday.

The event, centered at the National Monument Square (Monas) area, was also marked by distribution of tokens of appreciation to donors. The commemoration of the World Blood Donor Day this year carried a theme of "Thank You for Saving My Life" to raise awareness of the community of the importance of safe blood supply.

On the occasion the vice president also launched a blood donor village program to socialize blood donation to villages to assure fast fulfillment of blood transfusion when it is needed.

"It is appropriate for us to thank all. Our population is 250 million and every year we need five pouches of blood and therefore PMI and all its workers in Indonesia must work hard to encourage people to donor their blood," he said.

He said today was the day to thank to all community members for having genuinely helped others every time in need to save their lives through their blood donation.

On the occasion Vice President Jusuf Kalla received five units of vehicles for blood donation from mining company PT Freeport which will be distributed to five regions such as Papua, Jakarta, East Java and others.

PT Freeport has also provided assistance to help repair and revitalize existing blood donor equipment. "Thank you and I hope this will become a good example. We have 110 blood donation cars like this one and we will continue to increase the number," he said.

He said the vehicles are in fact used to serve the people upon the principle of "from people to people" because anyone could suffer from a blood shortage problem.

Committed together with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) on a humanitarian mission, PT Freeport Indonesia donate Mobile Blood Donor Unit, which was submitted to coincide with the commemoration of World Blood Donor Day, Sunday (14/6). Located at Jalan Merdeka Barat Jakarta, symbolically Mobile Blood Donation Unit was handed over by the President Director of PT Freeport Indonesia, Maroef Sjamsoeddin to the Secretary General of PMI, Ritola Tasmaya. On Tuesday (9/6), PMI and Freeport have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation Agreement to support humanitarian service.

In his speech Tuesday, Pak Maroef said, Freeport in its CSR program will donate five car units of blood donors. All five will be deployed in several areas such as Papua, West Papua, Jakarta and Java. (Desi Purnamawati)

The article was quoted, edited, and translated from Antara, Wapres Jalan Santai Peringati Hari Donor Darah

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