Organisers Of Blood Drive Apologise For Giving Out Pork Flavoured Noodles In Gift Bag To Donors
If you’ve ever given blood, you know that they usually give you a free snack after to replenish some energy and glucose levels. These snacks usually consist of cookies, or a juice box. But this organisation decided to give out something more savoury.
Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail (HSNI) and a NGO mistakenly gave out pork flavoured instant noodles to the donors during a blood drive in a Johor Bahru mall recently.
It eventually caught the attention of the Ministry of Health (KKM) and they filed a complaint to Batu Pahat police chief Ismail Dollah.
The blood donors reportedly received the gift bags containing pork noodles while the NGO was present at the donation site.
The organising committee chairman for the event Lou Kok Meng said they would take full responsibility, Harian Metro reported.
“We take note of the matter and we are prepared to cooperate with the authorities probing the incident.”
“A representative has met with the administrative department of the Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail to provide an explanation,” Lou was quoted as saying.
They described it as an oversight on their part and that all they can do now is apologise.
“Investigations found that a joint blood donation drive had been organised between the non-governmental organisation and Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital at a shopping mall on Sunday (June 26).”
“Some of the recipients are Muslims and they found the alleged mince pork flavoured instant noodles in their goodie bags,” said Ismail Dollah in a statement on Monday (June 27).
Surely they would have checked the flavour of the instant noodles before buying them, or perhaps the others were sold out? Just go for some cookies next time, guys.