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16 October 2019 - 17 Tishri 5780 - י"ז תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Blood drive and dinner organised by MDA HK E-mail

Magen David Adom Hong Kong (MDA HK) held its annual programme of events to highlight the local communities support for the international ideals of the organisation.

On 25 August, under the management of Annie Perez, Yael Malka and Sandra Taieb the programmes activities started with an official visit of Professor Eilat Shinar, National Director of MDA Israel Blood Services.

Shinar met with the Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, hosted by Dr. CK Lin, CEO and Medical Director. The visit included a tour of the facility and a lecture given by Professor Shinar to the blood services management team and centre staff.

Later in the day, the first Blood Drive Day event was coordinated by MDA HK. Together with technical assistance from the Hong Kong Red Cross and the Blood Transfusion Service it took place at the Jewish Community Centre. The day was declared a ‘day of friendship’ between the people of Hong Kong and the Jewish community.

Over 70 members of the Jewish community participated in the blood drive event, of which over 50 were eligible to donate blood or give blood samples to be included in the Hong Kong Red Cross Stem Cell Donor Registry.

The importance of this project was clear by the fact that a life-saving gift was offered by the community to the people of Hong Kong, which was highly appreciated by the Red Cross.

Later that evening, MDA HK hosted its annual fund raising dinner with the food specially prepared by Michelin star Celebrity Chef Harlan Goldstein.

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