UDC employees support Hamad Hospital Blood Bank
United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company, and its subsidiaries took part last week in Hamad Hospital’s Blood Bank initiative at The Pearl-Qatar for the fifth year in a row.
More than 30 employees from UDC’s various departments and subsidiaries lined up outside Hamad Hospital’s mobile blood bank at The Pearl-Qatar to support the initiative by donating blood.
Held in association with the Ministry of Health, the mobile blood bank was a resounding success with over 21 units of blood collected in a span of six hours. Till date, United Development Company has donated approximately 90,000ML over a period of 5 years – enough to positively impact the lives of 800 to 900 patients.
Commenting on the positive rise in numbers of employees who attended the mobile blood bank, Roger Dagher, UDC Director of Corporate Communications said, “We are pleased to support this annual initiative by Hamad Medical Corporation and are looking forward to always contribute to its success. UDC is committed to giving back to the community, and the blood donation campaign is therefore an integral component of our corporate social responsibility initiatives.”
UDC employees are regular participants in this annual campaign, aiming to benefit patients by helping meet the high demand for donated blood at all the government and private hospitals within the country.
The blood donation campaign is an important part of UDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. This initiative affirms the Company’s commitment to raise awareness and encourage charitable activities that serve and enhance community welfare throughout Qatar.
As a company playing a key role in the country’s development, UDC’s business practices are closely aligned to the wider goals of sustainable economic and social development in Qatar. Therefore, the company employs the highest standards of corporate social responsibility across its entire portfolio. These standards cover the welfare of employees, the environmental consequences of project activities, community services and volunteer work, as well as responsible and transparent corporate governance.