ZULEKHA HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO HOST BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
‘Donate Blood – Save Life’ campaign encourages UAE nationals and expatriates to donate blood and support life-saving initiatives
Dubai, UAE, 13 February, 2016: Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is hosting a blood donation drive in association with the Ministry of Health once again to emphasise the significance of voluntary blood donation and saving lives.
Held in collaboration with the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre at the Ministry of Health, the campaign follows the success of the inaugural event in August 2015, where dozens of Sharjah residents voluntarily contributed their time and donated enough blood to save up to 204 lives.
Zulekha Hospital Sharjah will host a blood donation drive on Monday 15 February in association with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Centre, Ministry of Health.
The initiative, supported by a host of volunteers and organised by Zulekha Hospital’s blood donation medical professionals, takes place on Monday 15 February from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah.
Mr Taher Shams, Managing Director of Zulekha Hospital said: “The response to the blood donation drive last year was a great start, but this year we want to build upon that success and help to save even more lives, educating the masses and spreading awareness on the initiative.”
“All staff members at Zulekha Hospital are being encouraged to donate to the cause and I urge our local community to help us raise the bar. This is one of the easiest ways to do a good deed and ultimately change a person’s life.”
The ‘Donate Blood. Save Life’ campaign is one of many community-orientated initiatives led by Zulekha Hospital. It aims to serve the noble cause of saving lives as well to reinforce the spirit of humanitarian voluntary work in the minds of its employees, patients, associates and local communities.
Volunteers are invited to donate blood in a purpose equipped blood donation bus with state-of-the-art healthcare facilities that ensure hygienic and safe conditions under the hospital’s expert staff supervision.
Zanubia Shams, Co-Chairperson of Zulekha Hospital added: “I cannot emphasise strongly enough how important our call for blood is. Blood is the most precious medicine that we cannot manufacture and it saves lives of millions of people throughout the world.”
“We would like to thank the incredible donors who volunteered last year and strongly encourage more people in our community to donate blood voluntarily.”
Zulekha Hospital welcomes anyone with the will and ability to donate blood. Donors should not be fasting, must fall between the ages of 18 to 65 years and weigh no less than 55kg.
As one of the forerunners in UAE healthcare, serving both local and international communities, Zulekha Hospital understands the ongoing demand for blood, proportionate to the fast growing population of the Emirates.
To take part in the blood donation camp, pre-registration is required by calling +971 50 388 5359, +971 6 565 8867 or emailing Afreen Khanam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Zulekha Hospital
The Zulekha Hospital brand is part of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, and is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare.
Today the Zulekha Healthcare group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in
Dubai and Sharjah, as well as four UAE medical centres and three pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 25 disciplines. The Group is also opening a multidisciplinary Hospital in India.
Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practises, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society at large.