Saturday, June 16, 2012

World Blood Donor Day at ATLAS!

World Blood Donor Day is day dedicated to "thanking and celebrating voluntary non-remunerated blood donors". The theme of 2012 world blood donor day campaign-"every blood donor is a hero" focuses on the idea that every one of us can become a hero by giving blood.

The World Blood Donor Day was observed at ATLAS Hospital, Ruwi through a Blood Donation Camp. The event was organized in association with Department of Blood Service, Ministry of Health. The camp witnessed around 70 donors comprised of Omanis, expats and ATLAS employees.

During the course of the year we have held special camps on various occasions such as our Anniversary, Omani Women’s Day, Renaissance Day, etc. The enthusiastic participation of our donors was inspirational and never gets old. One of them commented, “Giving is joy. When you save a life this way you become a hero.”

“I'm glad that many have visited our hospital to celebrate WBDD. Raising awareness of the need for safe blood around the world is always on our agenda. We wish to encourage healthy, eligible individuals to give blood regularly and to thank and honor those donors who make safe transfusion possible.” said Dr. M.M. Ramachandran, Chairman & Founder of the ATLAS Jewellery & Group.

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