The Dubai Health Authority reported that the “My Blood for My Country” campaign has witnessed an increasing turnout by government agencies during the recent period, bringing its number to 12, 35% of which participate in the campaign for the first time, stressing that it has scheduled appointments to go to each institution separately. during the coming period.
The Director of the Department of Laboratories and Genetics at the Dubai Health Authority, Dr. Hussein Al-Samt, told «Emirates Today» that the campaign has prepared smart mobile blood donation cars, to be sent to external donation tasks, equipped with the latest devices and equipment, in addition to a qualified and trained medical team, with the aim of accomplishing the task accurately. And high efficiency, in the fastest time.
The list of entities participating in the current cycle of the campaign included the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Dubai Residence, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Department of Land and Property, Financial Supervisory Authority, Public Prosecution, Dubai Digital Authority, Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, Electricity Authority Dubai Water, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Municipality.
The campaign thanked all the parties that took the initiative to participate, calling on all segments of society to participate positively in the campaign, with the aim of contributing to saving patients in need of blood transfusion.
Al-Samt stressed that the campaign continues to implement external campaigns targeting governmental and private institutions, in addition to distributing mobile donation buses in different regions, with the aim of collecting the largest possible number of blood units and providing an adequate stock of blood of all types.
He added that a single blood unit can save the lives of three people, whose health condition requires a blood transfusion, calling on community members, citizens and residents, to participate in the campaign, to provide the largest amount of blood, to save lives.
Al-Samt pointed out that the annual increase in the amount of blood collected by the center is due to the community’s growing awareness of the importance of donating blood, in addition to the presence of mobile buses for donation, which saves those wishing the hardship of reaching the center.
The campaign is implemented in a strategic partnership and fruitful cooperation between Emirates Today, Al Ameen Service, and the Dubai Health Authority.
The “My Blood for My Country” campaign was launched in its first session in 2012, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.
His Highness was the first to donate blood at the moment of the campaign’s launch, which contributed to its success and encouraged community members to participate in it, especially after His Highness emphasized the importance of the initiative, saying that “blood donation is the best gift that a citizen and resident can give, as an expression of love for the homeland, especially since there are Sick and wounded need every drop of blood.”
• “My blood is for my country” called on the community groups to participate in saving patients in need of blood transfusions.