Posted on May 24, 2015

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), joining hands with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood Donor Center, has organised an internal blood drive on May 12th which saw a good turnout of company employees, contractors and senior executives. The blood drive initiative falls under the framework of Qatar Rail’s  community engagement programme  which extends support on all levels to health, environment and sports sectors among others.

Qatar Rail employees take part 2 [].jpgCommenting on the initiative and the response it has received, Engineer Hamad Al Bishri, Qatar Rail’s Deputy CEO, said: “This blood drive, among our many other initiatives, is an extension and proof of our unwavering commitment to the Qatari society and its members. It is gratifying to see such support from our staff” He added: “Beyond helping HMC in increasing reserves at blood banks, Qatar Rail has a firm belief that these humanitarian initiatives also help raise awareness around the deathly repercussions of blood loss and hemorrhages – even more so with blood banks struggling with supplies.”

On this occasion, Al Bishri called on all members within the Qatar community to donate and contribute to HMC, which “has become a central pillar for Qatar’s healthcare system in line with the National Vision 2030, adopting the most advanced technologies in the modern medical field.” Qatar Rail the company responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the entire rail network and systems, had organized a previous blood drive in 2013 supporting HMC’s mission.