ABA Holding commemorates 2023 World Blood Donor Day through a blood drive

To honor World Blood Donor Day, Ali Bin Ali Holding in cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), organized a two-week blood donation drive under the theme, “Blood Connects Us All,” from 20-26 June and 18-19 July 2023.

The event, mobilized ABA employees from across selected ABA divisions (Head Office, 21 High st, ABA Beverages, Dohatna Logistics Park, IA-PCP, and Printing Press), to support Qatar’s efforts in blood collection. The blood, usually charitable, is used to maintain Qatar’s general supply or in response to an emergency.

During the drive, donors adhered to a set of guidelines provided by HMC which included checking their vitals, medical history, and allergies among others. The process was pain-free, safe and done in an easy and professional manner. Each member was also given a food package to replenish their energy levels after the donation. The campaign, which is part of ABA’s social responsibility to the community, also provided an opportunity for team members to interact, and foster a sense of togetherness.

Participating in the blood donation, the Group Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Imad Hashim, was overwhelmed by the turnout of staff to support the course. “By donating blood you can give another person a chance to live. Ali Bin Ali Holding staff have always come forward with generosity for all social causes and I am very delighted since the rewards of donating blood truly exceed the drawbacks,” he noted.

World Blood Donor Day is a global awareness program that seeks to promote awareness about the importance of donating blood. Every 2 seconds a person is in need of blood. Research data has confirmed that donors can save 3 lives by donating a single pint of blood, which is equivalent to 450 ml.

ABA Holding thanks HMC for its support in collecting blood and providing the necessary material for the process. ABA Holding is proud to contribute to Qatar’s vision of providing quality lifesaving blood products and services in transfusion for patients in the country, while preserving the nation’s systems of life essentials in blood and plasma.

Monoprix Inaugurates its 9th store in Qatar at West Walk

In line with its growth strategy, Qatar’s leading hypermarket chain Monoprix, launched its 9th store at West Walk in Al Sidr Street, Al Waab today. West Walk – the city’s newest hot spot combines residential apartments, offices, retail stores, restaurants and a large hotel, making it an ideal location for customers to enjoy an enhanced shopping experience. The new Monoprix hypermarket was opened in the presence of Mr. Sebastian, Regional General Manager, Qatar, various team members and store suppliers.

Monoprix West Walk will be open to customers 24/7. The hypermarket is spread over an area of 1800 sqm. and is fully equipped to cater to a large demographic residing in the neighboring areas. In keeping with its tradition to bring trendy food concept stores to customers worldwide, the new store also houses an authentic French bakery and cheese section, along with dedicated mini concept restaurants such as M Pizza, M Sushi and M Crust & Café. The restaurants also lead to a special terrace area for customers to enjoy refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.

Like all Monoprix outlets across the city, this branch is well-stocked to offer a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, snacks, biscuits, fresh fish and meat, pet food and accessories etc. spoiling customers for choice. The store also continues to maintain Monoprix’s global “good food” concept of providing an exceptional variety of organic, gluten-free, protein, keto, vegan and diet-friendly products which is unmatched in the Qatar market. Mega savings are also available on a wide range of products.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sebastian, Regional General Manager, Qatar said, “Qatar deserves the best, and so we continue to expand in various parts of Doha. Every time we open a new Monoprix, we receive a very positive response from the community in the country. We also have a robust and sustainable expansion plan for the GCC region in the coming years. A year ago, we opened the first Monoprix in Kuwait which was very well received”.

Current Monoprix locations in Qatar are West Bay, Doha Festival City, Medina Centrale at The Pearl-Qatar, Mshreib Downtown Doha, Al Waab 2022, Place Vendome in Lusail including 2 Monop’s in Porto Arabia at The Pearl and in Al Saad.

It is no secret that a unique experience awaits shoppers at Monoprix located in West Walk, as the retailer continues to increase its footprint in the country.