Injazat blood donation drive a success
Abu Dhabi , July 5, 2007
Injazat Data Systems's has said that its blood donation drive was a success.
A high percentage of the company's employees donating blood for use in the UAE's public and private hospitals.
The three-day campaign, which concluded on Tuesday, July 03, 2007, was open only to Injazat employees and organised in collaboration with the Health Authority Services - Abu Dhabi Blood Bank (ADBB).
A large number of Injazat staff from various departments participated in the event, contributing to the essential activity of collecting blood and blood components for improving healthcare provision throughout the region.
'There was a very enthusiastic response and we were all impressed by the interest of the staff to participate in this important activity. Injazat is setting a very good example for other companies in the country to follow, by contributing holistically to the health and welfare of people in the UAE,' said acting Clinical Director of the ADBB Dr Naima Oumeziane.
During 2006, the ADBB collected 10,000 units of blood and 500 units of Platelets Aphaeresis, with another 10,000 units of blood and 300 units of Platelets Aphaeresis already collected during the first quarter of 2007.
UAE nationals, who represent 15 per cent of all donors, are the largest number of donors amongst the many different nationalities that give blood each year.
'We are very happy with the success of our campaign, and we would like to thank our staff for their donation and their sense of responsibility for overcoming health problems together. With 35 per cent of our staff being UAE nationals, we are a very community-oriented company, and it is therefore important for us to support such a valuable and life-saving mission,' said CEO, Injazat Data Systems, Ibrahim Mohamed Lari.
Established in early 2005, Injazat Data Systems is an Abu Dhabi-based joint venture between Mubadala Development Company, a wholly owned investment vehicle of the government of the emirate of Abu Dhabi; and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), a global IT and business process services giant.Trade Arabia News Service