Jaidah Group holds blood donation campaign with Hamad Medical Center

June 23, 2014 9:22 am

Jaidah Group held a blood drive ‘A Gift that Keeps on Living’ in cooperation with Hamad Medical Center (HMC) for all its employees. Cummins Inc. Qatar, a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Jaidah Group, also participated in the campaign.

Employees from across all departments within Jaidah Group and Cummins Inc. Qatar donated blood at the Jaidah Staff Training Centre in Doha’s industrial area.

Staff from HMC were present to ensure that participating donors were pre-screened to meet strict donor criteria in line with international standards. They also handed out educational materials to raise awareness among Jaidah Group and Cummins Inc. employees about the value of their donation of blood.

Mohamed Jaidah, Executive Director of Jaidah Group, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to employees who donated blood and said, “Your involvement through this honorable donation of blood has helped make a difference in the community and in particular to those who are in a critical condition.” He added, “Through hosting this blood drive for our employees and Cummins’, Jaidah Group hopes to demonstrate our commitment to helping society. The partnership with HMC is reflective of Jaidah Group’s strong community values, and promotes good health and wellbeing in Qatar.”

Cummins Inc. Qatar employees were also involved in the blood drive, with all levels of the company offering blood. Cummins Inc. Qatar Established in 2012 following a joint venture with Jaidah Group offering fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

Rakesh Gangwani, General Manager, Cummins Inc. Qatar said, “Donating blood is our finest gesture to save a precious life. That is what our employees, at Cummins Qatar, believe in. If you’re a blood donor, you’re a hero to someone, who will receive your life-saving gift, and one day that someone might be a friend, a close relative, or even you.”

HMC, the country’s premier non-for-profit healthcare provider, has flagged shortage of blood supplies in Qatar as an issue of prime importance. HMC’s Blood Bank provides supplies to all governmental and private hospitals in Qatar. Eligible donors are encouraged to give blood twice a year. The process takes no longer than 30 minutes and helps in maintaining sufficient blood supply for the country all year round.

Jaidah Group and its partners are committed to supporting charitable activities that improve the wellbeing of Qatari citizens and expats and build a strong sense of social responsibility.