The AMU Alumni Association celebrates World Blood Donor Day

Participants at a blood donation camp organized by AMU Alumni Association Qatar.

Doha: AMU Alumni Association Qatar, an AO of ICBF under the aegis of the Embassy of India and Toastmasters International, celebrated World Blood Donor Day by organizing a blood donation camp blood in association with the blood donation center of Hamad Medical Corporation.

The campaign was well received by AMUAAQ and its members as well as community members who lined up to donate blood. A large number of donors participated in the camp.

Many dignitaries and associate members honored the occasion and donated their blood. First Secretary, Culture and Education, Embassy of India Doha Sachin Dinkar Sankpal, President, ICBF Vinod Nair, CGD, Toastmaters International Ravishankar attended the program.

Sadika Al Mahmoudi, Medical Director of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Blood Donation Center, appreciated the association of AMU Qatar alumni with HMC for this worthy cause. She also mentioned that creating a social and cultural atmosphere with strong solidarity facilitates the development of an effective blood donation program.

AMUAAQ President Dr. Nadeem Zafar Jilani said that donating blood saves life and it is mentioned in the Quran that if you save the life of a human being, it is the same as saving the whole humanity . So, by donating blood, each of us can get huge rewards.

Dr Jilani said World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14 every year. This day aims to draw attention to the importance of blood donation. It was first launched in 2004 by the World Health Organization. He also stressed the need to donate blood as it can save people’s lives.

Sankpal said that to ensure that everyone who needs safe blood has access to it, all countries need voluntary donors who donate blood regularly. He appreciated that the team continues its good work and encouraged the donors to make a noble gesture towards humanity.

AMUAAQ President Jawed Ahmad applauded the service rendered to humanity by members, donors and the supported organization. This year’s theme is “Blood donation is an act of solidarity. Join the Effort and Save Lives” emphasizing the urgency of increasing the number of donors.

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