Empower Organises Blood Donation Drive

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Published June 27th, 2018 - 11:05 GMT
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, organised a blood donation drive for Dubai Blood Donation Centre, in cooperation with Blood Donors Kerala – UAE. The campaign was held on 14th June 2018 at the Blood Donation Centre at Latifa Hospital, and in support of the World Blood Donor Day and the Year of Zayed.

The campaign, held under the theme ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’, supports the objectives of the World Health Organization (WHO). It also supports the UAE Vision 2021, to build a coherent and vibrant Emirati society, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to build an inclusive and cohesive society, that embraces common civic values. The campaign highlighted the objectives of the Blood Donor Day such as to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety, and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

“The blood donation campaign comes within the framework of Empower’s social, national and humanitarian responsibility and its belief in the importance of promoting blood donation. It serves to save the lives of patients, and give back to society,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

Bin Shafar commended the participation of around 160 donors from Empower’s staff and community members.

In April 2018, Empower organised a blood donation drive for Dubai Blood Donation Centre at Empower’s head office in Al Hudaiba Awards Building. The campaign was attended by 60 donors. Empower organised several blood donation campaigns in 2018, including the World Health Day campaign and another campaign in response to the invitation of the Dubai Blood Donation Centre and Thalassemia Centre, to address the shortage of blood supplies. Last year, five blood donation campaigns were organised in partnership with Dubai International Real Estate, Dubai Blood Donation Centre, Dubai Police, Al Ameen Service, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Blood Donors Kerala - UAE.

Empower currently operates over 1.34 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone, among others.

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Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) was established in 2003 with an objective to enable the real estate sector to efficiently utilize energy resources through District Cooling Services (DCS).  Empower was set up as a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and TECOM Investments a member of Dubai Holding through a Royal Decree issued by the Ruler of Dubai.

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