Qatargas today announced its support as Platinum sponsor of the ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebration being organised by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
During a brief ceremony held at Hamad Medical City, Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager handed over a cheque to Mohammed Mubarak Al-Naimi, Executive Director, Marketing and Public Relations, Hamad Medical Corporation.
At the ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebration scheduled to be held on June 14, Hamad Medical Corporation will honor individual blood donors as well as organisations that support HMC’s blood donation drive.
Commenting on Qatargas’ support to the event, Ghanim Al-Kuwari, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration said: “As an organisation that cares for the community, we are very proud to support Hamad Medical Corporation in organising the ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebration. As part of our corporate social responsibility, Qatargas is committed to supporting the creation of a healthy society in the State of Qatar, as envisioned in the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager adds: “Blood donation is a key element of health care services and Qatargas is proud to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation to support their efforts in this important area. In addition to recognising blood donors for their crucial role in saving precious lives, the event will help greatly to raise awareness on the importance of blood donation. Our participation in supporting Hamad Medical Corporation’s World Blood Donor Day celebration stems from our belief that voluntary initiatives effectively contribute towards the progress and development of the nation. We are pleased to offer our support through our sponsorship of this event and also by organising blood donation campaigns at our premises.”
Mohammed Mubarak Al-Naimi, Executive Director, Marketing and Public Relations, Hamad Medical Corporation said: “We thank Qatargas for their valuable support to the ‘World Blood Donors Day’ event. For several years, Qatargas has been extending its support to Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood donation campaigns. As we know, there is no substitute for human blood. Therefore, it is very important to highlight the importance of blood donation and we appreciate Qatargas’ contribution towards our efforts in spreading awareness in the community.”
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 2012 is “Every blood donor is a hero”. While recognising the people across the world who save lives every day through their blood donations, the theme also strongly encourages more people to donate blood voluntarily and regularly.
Over the past several years, Qatargas has been organising regular blood donation campaigns at its premises in coordination with Hamad Medical Corporation. Hundreds of employees and contractors have donated valuable ‘drops of life’ during these campaigns. At the ‘World Blood Donor Day’ celebrations in 2011, Qatargas was presented with an award by HMC in recognition of its efforts supporting HMC’s blood donation drive.
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