Donating a unit of blood can help save at least three lives
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 23 April 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
Emirates Hospital - Jumeirah (EHJ), an Emirates Healthcare Company and an internationally recognised 100-bed beacon of progress in the region’s healthcare system, in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is encouraging citizens of the UAE to begin Ramadan on a positive note by participating in a blood donation drive. The drive will be held on April 24 at the EHJ facility, from 9am to 2pm and is expected to draw over 150 participants.
“Ramadan is a month of giving, and the drive is an ideal initiative to help those in need. We would therefore encourage all citizens of the UAE to celebrate the spirit of the holy month and be a part of this effort to help make a difference,” said, Dr Maan Jamal, Medical Director of Emirates Hospital – Jumeirah.
Donating blood helps keep the donor’s blood pressure and iron under control and is believed to reduce the risk of cancer. In addition, it lowers stress, improves emotional well-being and eliminates the risk of heart diseases.
The drive will be organized by members and technicians from DHA’s Latifa Hospital and EHJ’s staff.
Every three seconds, a patient is in need of blood. Emirates Hospital - Jumeirah encourages all healthy individuals to donate blood to help facilitate a healthy living community.
About Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah:
An Emirates Healthcare Company, Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah is an internationally recognized 100-bed beacon of progress in the region’s healthcare system. It provides personalized, real-time healthcare solutions, and its core values are Simplicity, Accessibility, Agility, and Empathy.
Located on Jumeirah Beach Road alongside the Dubai Canal, Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah is home to some of the world’s leading medical professionals, and it delivers the highest quality of healthcare.
Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah partners with regulators, institutions, insurers, and manufacturers to develop and nurture new ideas and long-term strategies that create positive change in people’s homes and everyday lives. Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah is operated by NMC Healthcare; KBBO Group is the largest single shareholder of NMC.
Emirates Specialty Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City is an Emirates Healthcare Company. A 90-bed facility with superior technology and experienced, internationally-trained staff, Emirates Specialty Hospital delivers an unrivalled range of much-needed specialties.
Emirates Healthcare is a subsidiary of KBBO Group. A leading holding company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, KBBO Group invests in healthcare to safeguard the region’s communities, and to help deliver world-class medical outcomes powering an inclusive and improved quality of life.
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