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Posted On: 8 October 2018 06:36 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Large turnout at AZF and HMC’s “Donate Blood, Save Life” campaign

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Mobile Donation Unit Azf Hq

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)’s “Donate Blood, Save Life” public donation campaign has been a huge success, attracting a large turnout on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Commenting on the success of the campaign, Nasser Abdullah al-Hajri, Director of PR and Communications at AZF, said: “Aspire Park is one of the most popular destinations for families and sports enthusiasts in Qatar, and thus provides the perfect environment to promote a culture of blood donation among-st all members of the community.”

He added, “We will organise similar campaigns in the upcoming months in collaboration with HMC and the Primary Health Care Cooperation (PHCC), including a breast cancer awareness campaign on October 25th as part of our CSR annual agenda.”

Recent studies show that blood donation has many health benefits, as it helps prevent cardiac disease, reduce cancer risks, and renew red blood cells. It also improves blood circulation and reduces unnecessary iron levels in blood.

Walid Ghalib, one of the donors at Aspire Park, has donated his blood for the first time and said: “It’s a great idea to provide mobile donation units at popular places like Aspire Park. Some people might find it inconvenient to go to the hospital and donate, but whenever they see the donation unit they would be totally encouraged to donate. I urge everyone to be positive, take an action, and save a life”.

This campaign also represents another example of AZF’s support for Qatar’s medical organisations and HMC as they seek to provide uninterrupted blood supplies for critical patient needs and promote a culture of blood donation amongst all members of the community.

Cover image courtesy of Hamad Medical Corporation and AZF