In a resounding affirmation of the American University of Phnom Penh’s mission to foster socially responsible behavior and produce ethical leaders, a group of MBA students, who are taking IBUS E501 (Ethics, Law & Communication in Decision Making) with Professor Michael Berg, orchestrated a blood drive that garnered over 80 generous donors. Collaborating with the National Blood Transfusion Center, this initiative not only addresses Cambodia’s urgent need for blood donations but also showcases the university’s commitment to preparing students to tackle present and future global challenges.
Cambodia grapples with an ongoing challenge in ensuring an adequate and consistent supply of blood for medical emergencies, surgeries, and sustained healthcare treatments. Despite advancements in healthcare, the nation faces a persistent shortage of blood donations, a shortfall that imperils countless lives.
Professor Michael Berg lauded the students, stating, “The success of this blood drive exemplifies our university’s dedication to shaping ethical leaders committed to social responsibility. The students did an exceptional job organizing the event, embodying the values of responsible citizenship and civic engagement.”
The university’s mission emphasizes the cultivation of critical thinkers, innovators, and ethical leaders poised to make significant contributions to the world. This blood drive aligns seamlessly with these objectives, reflecting the institution’s commitment to fostering a culture of giving back to the community and tackling pressing societal issues. Through this initiative, AUPP continues to mold leaders dedicated not only to academic and professional excellence but also to social impact and ethical leadership.
The accompanying images vividly capture the spirit of altruism and solidarity exhibited by the students, portraying a community united in its commitment to improving public health.