Sunday, November 28, 2010

Report: Emergency Response - RDS Simulation Day

1st Part of Simulation:

Date : 14th Nov 2010
Time : 11.00am-7.00pm
Venue : Malaysian Red Crescent Headquarter
Organizer : Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor Branch

2nd Part of Simulation:

Date : 21th Nov 2010
Time : 8.00am-3.00pm
Venue : Kilang WRP, Salak Tinggi
Organizer : Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor Branch

This is a Simulation Training that organizes by Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor Branch. The purpose is to train RDS members about how to manage disaster. A training simulation collaborated by Malaysian Red Crescent Selangor Branch together with JKM, Bomba, JPAM, Police and other organisation. We are divided into few groups – casualty, medical field, stretcher team, mass cooking team, relief centre.


Having Lunch that cook by ourself

Setting up the Medic Field

Post mortem conduct by Chairman of Emergency Response

Organiser, working committee, RDS (Rapid Deployment Squad) members, etc.

Special thanks to MRC Selangor Branch for given us this opportunity to be involve in this event. Also appreciate the time and participation of the members of MMURC who participated in this event:

1. Chai Sim Por

2. Goh Pei Gueh

3. Kenneth Chong

4. Lim Xiao Cian

5. Heng Yee Hui

6. Andy Kok

7. Michele Kok Wai Yue

8. Yong Kok Ri

9. Lee Shu Chin

10. Lau Zhi Wei

Thank you.

"Together We Strive For Humanity"

Best Regards

Shin Chee Wei

Chairman of Emergency Response 10/11

Malaysian Red Crescent

Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Myths & Tips of Blood Donation

A) Myths & Tips of Blood Donation:

1. Will donating blood hurt???

♥ Donating blood is not painful. It may feel like a slight pinch or sting when the needle is first inserted, but there is no pain during the donation.

♥ Donating blood hurts a lot less than having someone you care about need blood and not get it because it's not there.

2. How long will it take to replenish the pint???

♥ Blood volume and plasma is replaced within 24 hours. Red cells need about 4 to 8 weeks for complete replacement. You can donate again in 56 days or 8 weeks.

3. I don't have time???

♥ It doesn't take long: about 45 minutes in all from arrival to departure.

4. I might catch something from donating???

♥ Donations are drawn using sterile equipment that is disposed of after a single use, and the professionals who draw your blood wear sterile latex gloves that are disposed of immediately after use on a single patient. At no time will you come in contact with any piece of equipment or material that has had contact with blood or body fluids of someone else.

5. I take medication, so I can't donate???

♥ Depending on what medication you're on, it may halt donation for a period, though in many cases it won't prevent you from donating at all. It's always a good idea to inform nursing staff of this before attending a donation session.


6. I'm too old/ young???

♥ The age limit is 18-60. For those who is 61-65, you have to get the certified document about your health situation from doctor. So long as you are healthy and weigh at least 45 kg, you can continue to contribute to your community.

♥ Once you turn 18 with weight at least 45 kg, you can make a real grown-up contribution to your community.

7. I can't donate my blood because I'm a vegetarian which means my blood doesn't have enough iron in it???

♥ There's no problem with vegetarians giving blood, the iron needed is taken from stores in the body, and are replaced after donation. Provided you have a balanced diet, you should be able to replenish your iron supply within a month. Vegetarians may take a little longer though to make up their iron levels after a donation.

8. I am a International Students, can I donate?

♥ Yes, you can donate, with the conditions that you have stay in Malaysia for at least 1 year without leaving Malaysia within the period.


9. Others~

♥ You will not faint or feel uncomfortable after donating blood. This is a common misconception.

♥ You wont feel drained or tired if you continue to drink fluids and have a good meal.

♥ You can resume your normal activities after donating blood, though you are asked to refrain from exercise or heavy weight lifting for twelve hours after donation.

♥ Donating blood will not leave you low of blood; in fact you will still have surplus blood after the donation.

♥ If you choose to consume alcohol, you can on the next day.

♥ Even if your blood type is common there is still a requirement. Patients are just like donors - most of them have common blood types. Because your blood type is common, the demand for that type is greater than for rare types.



B) Tips of Blood Donation:

+ Sleep at least 5 hours the night before donating.

+ No dieting in the previous 24 hours.

+ Be sure to eat a good breakfast or lunch the day of your donation.

+ Drink 2 to 3 eight-ounce glasses of fluid before donating and in the first four hours afterwards. Water and juices are great (Avoid caffeine). A high fluid intake should continue for the next 2 to 3 days.

+ Do not drink hot liquids, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to donating. This may falsely elevate your body temperature reading. (You can smoke 3 hours after donation)

+ Be honest about your weight. The need to weigh (male & female) at least 45kg is set for your safety.

+ Wear comfortable, non-constrictive clothing. Short sleeves are best.

+ Relax, take a deep breath and have fun!

+ Please accept the snacks offered to you after the donation, it is vital you have them. You are recommended to have a good meal later.



If have any question, you can refer to


27th Blood Donation Drive

Dear all,

Malaysian Red Crescent Multimedia University will be organizing 27th Blood Donation Drive. The details is as below:

- Date : 29th Nov - 2nd Dec 2010

- Time : 10am - 5pm

- Venue : Multimedia University (Cyberjaya) - MPH Extension

SAPS Point, sponsored item such as Panda Chocolate Butter Cookies from KLT Food Industries SDN. BHD. (锦纶泰食品工业有限公司), Horlicks, Vico Drinks, vouchers for discount at 12 campus restaurant (FCM cafe,HB,CFC,...) and etc will be given out to the donors. Ex-donors are encouraged to bring their small red book.

Blood donation process is simple and safe. Please take initiative, your donation, we appreciate.

Thank you.

"Together We Strive For Humanity"

Best Regards,

27th Blood Donation Drive's committees

Malaysian Red Crescent

Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Report: Emergency Response - DRRO Camp 2010/11

Dear all,

Thank you for all committees and members for joined and supported our DRRO (Disaster Relief & Rescue Operation) Camp. Hope you all learn something and enjoy this camp.

The details of the camp are as followed:

Date: 29th, 30th and 31st Oct 2010

Venue: Hutan Lipur, Sungai Tua, Selangor

Participants: 50 VAD members, Chapter Committee & Ex- chapter committee

Throughout the camp, the participants who most are new members of Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) of MMU Cyberjaya Chapter were being exposed to the knowledge of disaster management and ways to response to disaster. The theoretical classes that have been conducted include:
1. Introduction to Disaster Relief and Rescue in Malaysia
2. Introduction to MKN 20/Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
3. Role of Malaysian Red Crescent in disaster (According to MKN)
4. Role of other bodies/agencies in disaster response
5. Disaster preparedness, response & management of Malaysian Red Crescent.
6. Mass cooking and food distribution
7. Techniques of Transportation, Communication

During the camp, members are having practical that how to response for the disaster. We have invited Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) to conduct some courses for us. They conducted lecture on MKN 20 and also did some demonstration on transfer casualty to cross the river. 3 Officers from SMART team, MKN remind us on some mistake we did when we are stay in red zone in the process of rescueing. We are motivated when officer of MKN giving some suggestion to us.

All works but no play, make Jake a dull boy. In order to learn through the camp, we also have some fun between it. Member enjoyed in the Halloween Night party which requires them to make up themselves into different costume. Besides, committee having a game that look like TV games show, the effect of this game quite good, members and committee are successful to bind together. A strong relationship between members was bonded through the activities. Feedback from international students saying that this is the best ever society he joined before.

MKN Briefing

SMART Team transport casualty to cross the river



Members transport casualty to cross the river

DRRO 10/11 Members

Thank you.

"Together We Strive For Humanity"

Best Regards,a
Chairman of Emergency Response 10/11
Malaysian Red Crescent
Multimedia University Cyberjaya Chapter