The Inspiring Journey of a Lifelong Blood Donor

Mr Wong Choong Fatt receiving his Certificate of Appreciation from SJMC's Blood Donation Centre.

In a world often plagued by challenges, there are individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference. They embody the true spirit of compassion and selflessness, leaving an indelible mark on the lives they touch. Mr Wong Choong Fatt, a dedicated blood donor, is one such individual. With an extraordinary record of over 130 donations, Mr Wong's journey inspires us all. This extraordinary achievement represents a lifelong commitment to giving and a testament to Mr Wong's dedication.

Over the years, Mr Wong chose SJMC as his preferred donation center. Despite the inconveniences of traveling from Kuala Lumpur and dealing with congested car parks, he remained committed to his cause. The exceptional service, kindness, and patience he experienced at SJMC made all the difference. Mr Wong firmly believed that any place could receive his donations, but the care received at SJMC was unmatched.

"For me, donating blood is about the feeling of pride in being able to help those in need," Mr Wong shares. "It's not about the health screening package or any personal benefits. If my blood is accepted, it means I am healthy, and that's a win-win situation." Mr Wong's commitment extended over more than two decades, with donations occurring approximately once every quarter.

As Mr Wong approaches his retirement age of sixty, he faces the bittersweet reality of stepping back from donating blood. His last donation was an emotional experience, leaving him on the verge of tears. Although he wished to extend his retirement age, he had already been granted a five-year extension. While he may no longer be able to donate actively, his impact and legacy as a blood donor will forever be remembered.

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, Mr Wong has a powerful message for the younger generation. "I urge you to consider becoming blood donors," he emphasises. "You can save lives and make a positive difference in your communities. Your generosity can truly make a world of difference."

In a world where acts of kindness often go unnoticed, Mr Wong Choon Fatt is a shining example of the power of giving. His lifelong dedication to donating blood has touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an enduring legacy of compassion and selflessness. Let us all be inspired by Mr Wong's incredible journey and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.