Blood Bank of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi
and Al Noor Hospital organized a campaign to donate blood, results in
collecting 157 units of Blood:
A blood donation campaign was organized by Al Noor
Hospitals’ group, Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the blood bank of Sheikh
Khalifa Medical City - Abu Dhabi- by using the mobile blood bank unit. The
campaign collected 157 blood units and derivatives during 3 days reflecting
the awareness of the hospitals group workers and visitors in donating the
blood as humanitarian action.
Dr. Kassem Alom, Chief Executive Officer of Al Hospitals’ Group, Abu Dhabi,
stated that the campaign is part of the corporate social responsibility,
which incited the group to continue cooperation with the blood bank for the
success of the campaigns organized to collect blood units and to provide the
derivatives and units of blood for the needs of the sick and emergencies.
The Group constantly strives to organize such humanitarian campaigns, which
are essential and necessary to help patients that need blood transfusion,
and to consistently achieve self-sufficiency in blood and blood products,
noting the active role played by the mobile blood bank unit.
The campaign was led by Dr. Ahmad Al Imam, Hematology specialist and Dr.
Azza Mohamed Mamdouh from the blood bank in Abu Dhabi and Dr. Thoraya Sari,
Head of Laboratories in Al Noor Hospital and a number of Laboratory
technicians. Campaign leaflets were distributed to staff and visitors of Al
Noor Hospital to sensitize donors by informing about the importance of blood
donation, blood donation requirements and benefits to one’s health, and the
role of blood donation in rescuing patients and alleviating their suffering.
Dr Ahmad Al Imam Hematology specialist in the blood bank in Abu Dhabi noted
that the donators showed remarkable presence, with 56 total donors in
campaign organized at Al Noor Hospital-Airport Road branch and 101 total
donors in the campaign organized in the hospital’s Khalifa street branch,
bringing the total blood units collected during the campaign to 157 blood
units and derivatives. Stressing that the health conditions are checked
before taking blood unit or blood products from donors in the context of
preserving the safety of donors, and all units of blood collected and their
derivatives are subject to strict laboratory checks of up to 8 examinations
to ensure safety before giving it to patients.
There is consistent enthusiasm from Abu Dhabi residents towards blood
donation campaigns done by the mobile blood bank unit, noting that these
campaigns organized by the blood bank in coordination with various
institutions and companies using mobile Blood Bank aims to encourage people
to donate blood as an humanitarian action, and such campaigns contribute to
providing the requirements of the health facilities of various blood
derivatives and units.
Dr. Thoraya Sari, Head of Noor Hospital Laboratories stressed that the
process of blood donation is very useful to activate blood cells syntheses
and the circulatory system and it contributes to saving the lives of others
in particular the donation of one person might save the lives of four other
people through the separation of the blood derivatives.