DRC BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGN
The need for blood in UAE is ongoing and must be met every day. The demand for blood is growing faster than the collection rate, the seasonal blood shortage obviously occurs in the holy month of Ramadan and through the summer holiday. DRCís 3rd blood donation campaign was held on 12th March 2014, at DRC Headquarters in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority.The availability of quality blood is a very important component of modern medicine. It cannot be created synthetically, so it must be collected from volunteer donors. Yet, many people are afraid to donate for reasons varying from worry about pain to worry about catching a disease. The reality is that donating blood is safe, as there are many precautions in place and there is no reason to fear a communicable disease.
A spider bite might not transform you into a superhero, but a small needle prick and a little of your time sure can. Yes, by donating blood youíll be saving up to three human lives each time. And here is even more awesome news: not only is donating blood extremely beneficial to those on the receiving end, it also has proven benefits to the person donating blood.
We thank the DRC Communityís overwhelming support and enthusiasm to this effort, which resulted in 65 successful donations and the Senior Management Team who as usual encouraged their teams to donate by being among the first donors on that day, leading by example.