Tawam Hospital blood collection soars by 31pc
Al Ain, May 28, 2008
Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine has collected the highest number of blood units donated across the UAE in 2007.
“We are extremely pleased to announce that the figures for the number of blood units donated in 2007 is up by 31 per cent. With 6,122 blood units collected in 2006 and a staggering 8,055 in 2007, Tawam would like to express its gratitude to the staff at the Tawam Blood Donation Centre and the thousands of people who have donated blood in the last year,” said CEO of Tawam Hospital Michael E Heindel.
“Tawam Hospital Blood Services has been able to exceed all targets and help save lives. Your valuable contribution to other fellow human beings and society in general will not go unnoticed,” added Heindel.
Furthermore, the Blood Bank played an important role in providing blood/blood components to public and private sector as per the UAE Law with an income of Dh175,300 ($47,738) in 2007 alone. Since 2002 to 2007, donations have increased the amount of income by 326 per cent (2002=41,100 and 2007=175,300).
“Many thanks to our partners in Police Departments, Military and Al Ain municipality, private sectors/societies, regular donors as well as Al Ain Sport Club that have recently signed an agreement to become part of the campaign. Both our partners, and the public and private sector have played a fundamental role, once again, in helping the blood centre achieve phenomenal results,” said technical and administrative director of the Regional Blood Centre Hamad Al Mulla.
In 2006, the centre arranged 152 blood campaigns. In 2007, this number increased to 190. – TradeArabia News Service