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Posted On: 14 October 2015 04:32 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

The Gate Mall and Salam International hold successful blood donation drive

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Blood Donation van

With the increasing demand for blood at Hamad Medical Corporation’s blood donation unit, Salam International and The Gate Mall organised a blood donation drive to help support the cause. The drive was held at the mall’s West entrance, and garnered a steady participation from employees and visitors alike.


The blood donation drive was effortlessly carried out by staff from HMC’s Blood Donation Unit, which constituted a team of highly experienced medical professionals, nurses and consultants. Individuals were then carefully evaluated based on their eligibility to donate; candidates were informed that they had to eat adequately before hand, get a good night’s rest and meet a minimum weight requirement. The campaign was also supervised by dedicated staff from The Gate Mall, in which donors were expertly guided through the process of blood donation.


Launched as an on-going initiative, The Gate Mall blood donation drive comes as part of the corporate social responsibility strategy of both Salam International and The Gate Mall. It aims to encourage employees to help save a life by donating blood, and making a difference in the community. Furthermore, the initiative also reflects the strong collaboration that Salam International and The Gate Mall have fostered with Hamad Medical Corporation, to contribute towards the welfare of the residents in Qatar.

Commenting on the initiative, AbdulSalam Abu Issa, Deputy COO – Salam International, said: “The Gate Mall blood donation drive marks an important day on our corporate calendars. It’s not just a wonderful opportunity for us, as organisations, to do our bit for the society, but it also instils in us a deeper meaning of humanity, as we work together to save lives. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our staff and visitors who showed their support to the cause. Salam International and The Gate Mall are deeply committed to keep this cause alive, year after year, to bring a positive change in the society.”