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Abu Dhabi Indian Cultural Society organises blood donation camp

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Abu Dhabi: Indian Cultural Society, Karnataka Chapter, Abu Dhabi, UAE, in co-ordination with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Blood Bank, Abu Dhabi (SKMC) organized a Blood Donation Camp on February 18, 2016.

It is said that Abu Dhabi Blood Bank (SKMC) officials had contacted Indian Cultural Society office bearers and requested to arrange blood units to meet their urgent requirement.

As the Indian Cultural Society had conducted many such campaigns and has had a cordial relationship with SKMC they responded positively and in a quick session arranged more than 50 units of blood through his members and well-wishers.

A symposium highlighting the importance of donating blood was addressed by Dr. Ahmed Imam from Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, who gave brief inputs of the benefits and features of blood donation, urged the participants to spread greater awareness about the importance of blood donation.

He said that UAE’s hospitals, clinics and medical centers all require blood and blood components daily, with each one supplied by the Blood Banks in UAE, but “we want to make blood donation a habit” he explained.
“We are in the era now where we don’t have or expect to have a blood shortage. We are now looking at topping up our stock for supplying blood in an emergency”, he added

Donating one unit of blood (450ml) can help save up to five lives. Dr Al Shaer explained that bleeding is the cause of many complications. “When mothers are in labour, for example, there may be excessive bleeding, we call this a massive transfusion, they can need up to ten units of blood which is a huge amount and you need the same blood group”, he explained.

Dr. Misbah, MBBS (Managing Director, Ethihad Medical Centre Abu Dhabi, stressed the importance of charity and stated that blood donation is one of the best example of charity and that he himself had donated blood. The well-wishers and participants appreciated the effort of Indian Cultural Society for organizing the camp and gathering youths to be a part of this noble cause.

Majeed Aladka, the president of Indian Cultural Society, Karnataka Chapter, Abu Dhabi welcomed the gathering and briefed the participants about the work of the Indian Cultural Society. He also expressed his gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the UAE Government, for giving a safe and Healthy Environment to live.

The event co-ordinator Ansar Kumbra compered the event while Rasheed Bejai proposed vote of thanks. The campaign began at 5.30 pm and closed at 10.30 pm. A stream of donors lined up to donate blood until the end.

The ongoing initiative is to generate awareness amongst the community and to help prevent blood shortage in the country.

The event was coordinated by the staff of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Blood Bank.

To donate blood, call the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Blood Donation Centre for an appointment.

Call: 02 6656508, Time: Sun- Thurs 7:00am – 8:30pm, Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Abu Dhabi Indian Cultural Society organises blood donation camp
Abu Dhabi Indian Cultural Society organises blood donation camp
Abu Dhabi Indian Cultural Society organises blood donation camp
Abu Dhabi Indian Cultural Society organises blood donation camp
Abu Dhabi Indian Cultural Society organises blood donation camp

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