• MOHAP Celebrates World Blood Donor Day; Honors Volunteers and Blood Donors
MOHAP Celebrates World Blood Donor Day; Honors Volunteers and Blood Donors

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center, memorialized "World Blood Donor Day" under the theme “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.” The celebration honored a variety of normal blood donors and supporters of blood transfusion solutions, in the visibility of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, Mrs. Safiya Al Shamsi, Director of Laboratories and Blood Bank, Dr. Fatma Sajwani, Medical Director of Blood Transfusion and Research Center-Sharjah and Mrs. Amal Abdulla, Management director.

The statistics of the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center reveal that the variety of blood systems gathered throughout 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, has reached an overall of 27,848. The center has additionally organized 568 blood donation projects with numerous government and private organizations in cooperation with the local blood banks. The Ministry offers blood donation solutions within the priority health solutions by providing blood units and their elements for healthcare facilities in the personal and government sectors.

Dr. Hussein Rand stressed UAE's yearly celebration of the “World Blood Donor Day” to thank the normal blood donors for their altruistic job and to elevate the understanding of community members about the significance of providing risk-free blood transmission techniques to crash sufferers and people with conditions such as thalassemia and other anemias. The event was also organized to sustain the calculated blood financial institutions of different hospitals in the UAE, in adherence with the Ministry's campaign to give comprehensive and innovative healthcare services according to the best clinical techniques and to develop the best blood transfusion services according to the highest possible worldwide requirements. He pointed out that the UAE, with the support of its wise management, has actually become self-sufficient in safe blood, with 100% of the blood supply in the MOHAP coming from voluntary blood contributions. This has placed the UAE at the regional level in terms of safe blood transfusion services. The citizens are also amongst the top 96 nationalities taken into consideration to be active blood donors.

"Since that blood could be paid for in the country by the dedication of 1% of the population to give away, blood banks are constantly organizing successive blood donation campaigns." The blood donation initiative remains in line with the worthy values of' Year of Zayed' where H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan 'could God rest his soul' highlighted on the relevance of the worthy worths that lay the structures for a healthy community united.

Dr. Hussein mentioned the achievements of key blood banks in the UAE, including getting certification from the American Association of blood banks (AABB) and the JCI Accreditation Specifications. Since 2008, the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Proving Ground has actually been a regional resource center in the center East by virtue of the World Health Company (THAT). This landmark attests the Center's helpful role and mirrors the advancement and high quality of its solutions in the fields of blood transfusion medication, training and research.

According Safiya Al Shamsi, the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Proving ground arranges normal blood contribution campaigns in sychronisation with government workplaces and exclusive establishments, in an effort to immediately resolve the consistent need for safe blood, and encourage more blood donors who assist in saving several lives every year, whether through routine or emergency donations.

She further discussed the significance of this year's theme highlights the considerable duty of volunteer blood donation systems in motivating people to deal with each other and come to be socially accountable members of a community. The campaign also advocates hearing real-life stories of those who have gotten life-saving blood through donations as a way to continuously inspire regular contributors to share units of life with others, and urge healthy individuals to voluntarily begin contributing, especially the young adults. Generally, blood contributions could save the lives of three people.

This year's blood donation was supported by partners like Emirates Transport, ruby enroller of Roche Diagnostics Middle East SA and a variety of varied medical company who share the Ministry's visions and goals in order to help people in the UAE.

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