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SPH Red Apple Day collected 147 units of blood from 206 donors at second round of biannual event in 2013

Singapore, 13 August 2013 – The SPH Red Apple Day, a biannual blood donation drive, collected 147 units of blood from 206 donors at the SPH News Centre auditorium today.

Held in conjunction with the Singapore Red Cross Society, the first hour (11am to 12 noon) was reserved exclusively for SPH staff. It was then opened to the public to donate their blood from 12 noon to 5pm.

Since 2011, SPH has made this annual event a biannual one in response to a dip in blood donations during festive periods. The previous SPH Red Apple Day held on 5 February 2013 attracted about 240 donors and collected 162 units of blood.

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH and a regular blood donor, said:"SPH staff have been playing their part since the launch of the SPH Red Apple Day in 2001, be it donating blood, volunteering at the event or simply spreading the word to their families, friends and our readersWe will continue to work hand in hand with the Singapore Red Cross to save lives and help ensure that the Bloodbank is sufficiently stocked. A heartfelt thanks to all the donors, volunteers and sponsors for their unwavering support of the SPH Red Apple Day."

The SPH Red Apple Day is supported by SPH MediaBoxOffice, AsiaOne, SPH UnionWorks´ HOT FM91.3, Kiss92 and UFM 100.3, Benelux, Cerebos, Gardenia and Nestle. Teachers and students of Beatty Secondary School also volunteered at the blood donation drive today.


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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

In the radio business, SPH has a 92.9% per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.

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