As part of its corporate social responsibility, Dubai eGovernment together with the Department of Finance and Dubai Health Authority organized a Blood Donation Drive among employees of HH Ruler’s Court for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre at Latifa Hospital.
H.E. Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment, who was one of 75 employees from Ruler’s Court who donated blood said: “Apart from saving lives, we also want to encourage a voluntary work culture as part of our government’s social responsibility. We informed all employees that donating blood could potentially save between three and five lives.” Bin Humaidan underlined the importance of taking part in such campaigns on humanitarian grounds with the aim of contributing to saving the lives of patients who are in urgent need of blood, particularly children with thalassemia, patients undergoing surgeries or victims of hazardous road accidents.”
The employees of other departments whose offices are located in HH Dubai Ruler’s Court also participated in the blood donation campaign. Even though many more came forward, after preliminary health screening, 75 employees were cleared to donate blood. In turn Dubai Health Authority provided medical screening and advice for all employees who took part.