...let’s take a look at the incentives offered by PDN
|DONATION FREQUENCY||TREATMENT REWARDS|
|1 time||Free outpatient and medical treatment (excluding X-ray fees and surgeries) and stay in a second-class ward for *4 months.|
|2 times (within the 12 months period)||Free injection of Hepatitis B worth RM34|
|2 - 5 times||Free outpatient, medical treatment and stay in a second class ward for *4 months.|
|6 - 10 times||Free outpatient treatment for *1 year and stay in a second-class ward for *6 months.|
|11 - 15 times||Free outpatient treatment for *2 years and stay in a second-class ward for *1 year.|
|16 - 20 times||Free outpatient treatment, medical treatment and stay in a second class ward for *2 years.|
|21 - 30 times||Free outpatient treatment, medical treatment and stay in a second-class ward for *3 years.|
|31 - 40 times||Free outpatient treatment, medical treatment and stay in a first-class ward for *4 years.|
|41 - 50 times||Free outpatient treatment, medical treatment and stay in a first-class ward for *6 years.|
|More than 50 times (for Wholeblood donation) and More than 150 times for Apheresis donation)||Free outpatient, medical treatment, stay in a first-class ward for 10 years and in a second-class ward after 10 years in first-class ward for a lifetime.|
*Outpatient treatment: RM5 for every follow-up
*Second-class ward: RM40 per day
*First-class ward with one bed: RM120 per day
On top of that, you’ll also get to know your health condition like blood counts, blood pressure, BMI, etc for free. This is because you need to go through a few medical tests before donating.
But, all these kaw-kaw benefits can only be used at public hospitals. That’s okay, public hospital’s medical care is not any less than private hospitals, really. According to the Annual Global Retirement Index 2019, Malaysia is ranking first in the best medical care treatment category with the scores of 95/10. Besides that, our health minister also said that the best medical experts are actually from public hospitals.
Still not convinced?
At first, we also felt that this sounds too good to be true. So, we decided to dig deeper into the matter. Based on what we found, we can guarantee you, there’s nothing to be afraid of. Why? Check this out.
In 2018, a small business owner named Shafry was suffering from diabetes and had been admitted to a public hospital for leg surgery. The total bill for his 6 surgeries and 35 days of hospitalisation was a whopping of RM19,713!
However, he didn’t have to pay a single cent because he’s a PDN REGULAR BLOOD DONOR. He has donated 22 times already for every 3 months since 2004!
If you are fit to become one, come straightaway to PDN for registration or drop by at these selected public hospitals. Refer to the image below.
You too can enjoy these benefits by becoming a blood donor. Let’s start now!
Other than these locations, PDN also has opened a Donation Suite at Midvalley. So, if you stay within the Klang Valley area, you’re most welcome to come here as well. That aside, although the perks are great, but remember the main reason you do this - to help people in need.
Anyway, we have more to discuss about this topic like, “What will happen if the blood supply does not improve?”. So make sure to stay tuned for blood donation part 2 in the upcoming article.
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