Qatargas recognized at ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebration

June 16, 2014 10:16 am

Qatargas was felicitated by the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in recognition for its ongoing support to the Corporation’s Blood donation drive.

The felicitation came at the 2014 ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebration held under the patronage of His Excellency Abdullah Khaled Al Qahtani, Minister of Public Health and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Health, at the St. Regis Hotel on June 11.

On behalf of Qatargas, Osama Ibrahim, Chief Medical Officer, received a memento in recognition of Qatargas’ financial support as ‘Platinum Sponsor’ of the ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebration.

He also received another memento for Qatargas’ efforts in supporting HMC’s blood donation campaigns.

During the ceremony, the HMC honored and recognized the contributions of the donors, including individuals and organizations, in helping disseminate the culture of voluntary blood donation in the society, and in helping the blood bank increase its supply of blood and blood components.

Qatargas has been organizing blood donation campaigns at its premises over the past several years, in cooperation with HMC. Hundreds of Qatargas employees and contractors have donated blood during these campaigns.

The ‘World Blood Donor Day’ is celebrated world-wide on June 14 in order to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2014 was “Safe Blood for Saving Mothers.”

Qatargas’ CSR initiatives in the health sector also include its partnership with Qatar Cancer Society in raising cancer awareness among the public and its support to the annual occupational health conference organised by Qatar Petroleum.

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