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.