Phnom Penh (Oct 23, 2020): Management and staff of Y Chhe Group, the leading construction material supplier in Cambodia, joined forces to donate blood to the National Blood Transfusion Centre of Cambodia in order to inspire humanitarian activities and contribute to save lives in the country during the shortages of blood and the Covid-19 crisis.
The blood donation event themed “donate blood, give love” was held on Thursday 22 October 2020 at the Headquarters of Y Chhe Group at TK Central in Khan Toulkork, Phnom Penh and collaborated with the National Blood Transfusion of Cambodia. This is the second time that Y Chhe Group has organized the blood donation campaign after the company made its first donation event in this year’s February.
“Joining in humanitarian activity and contributing to the development of the national society is one of our main core values,” said Te Vong Chhay, Managing Director at Y Chhe Group, who also donated blood.
He added that "I hope that our blood donation will help alleviate the challenges and shortages of blood that the National Blood Transfusion Center is facing during the Covid-19 crisis, as well as raise awareness to the public to donate blood during this difficult period.
According to research from the World Health Organization, Cambodia needs 1% of blood per year of its current population which is more than 16 million to meet the needs of the health sector. However, Dr. Sok Po, the president of the NBIC told that “currently, we can collect only 90,000 blood bags nationwide, of which the National Blood Transfusion Center collects 70,000 blood bags.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Sok Po also stated that by the middle of 2020, blood donation has decreased by 10%, but the demand for blood has increased by up to 20%, leading to more blood shortages this year.
The increase in blood demand and the decline in donors are due to an increase in the number of local patients who were unable to travel abroad for treatment during the Covid-19 outbreak. Another reason is that the drop in blood donors may be due to their fear of Covid-19 while traveling and getting into the hospital.
About Y Chhe Group Co., Ltd.
Founded as a family retail construction and building materials store in Phnom Penh in 1986, Y Chhe was incorporated in 2012 and has since expanded into a leading construction materials supplier in Cambodia. Currently, our company has many products such as Anchor Cement, all types of steels amongst many others, and our quality construction and building materials have been used in many real estate and property projects in Cambodia, including hotels, offices and retail buildings, condominiums, shopping centers, and boreys.
At Y Chhe, we're a people-orientated company; our business is not only providing the best for our customers but also our employees. We strive to be the benchmark for business standards in Cambodia and spearhead the introduction of innovation and sustainability in our market.
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Y Chhe Group’s Showroom is at St 143 (Batong), Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khan Rassey Keo, Capital of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.