In a bid to support the local community, Yahsat, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, organised a donation day for the Yahsat team. The campaign was created by Yahsat’s social committee in an effort to engage and educate employees on the pressing medical need for blood across UAE hospitals.
The blood donations will go a long way in benefiting a number of people in the UAE suffering from a range of illnesses and difficulties including Anaemia patients, accident victims, cancer patients and individuals undergoing surgeries amongst others.
Commenting on the blood donation drive, Tareq Abdel Raheem Al Hosani, CEO of Yahsat, said: “Donating blood is a simple, effective and noble act that helps save lives whilst causing no harm to the donating party. Giving back and supporting causes that go right to the heart of the community is a core part of Yahsat’s values and I am proud of our team for participating in this worthwhile cause. It is important for individuals and organisations to help better the lives of those less fortunate”.
The Abu Dhabi Blood Bank provided the blood donation vehicle and a medical staff member from Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (managed by Cleveland Clinic).
Every year, the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank reportedly supplies more than 25,000 units of blood, a total of over 40,000 blood products to help save the lives of patients.