Oman Insurance conducts blood donation event
As a leading and trusted healthcare insurer in the region, Oman Insurance Company recognises that hospitals are in constant need of blood to treat patients.
According to statistics, an organ transplant can require up to 18l of blood, which is equal to the total blood in 3–4 adults. Arranging for such large quantities can become challenging especially if it is a rare group like AB negative. Understanding that supplies depend on voluntary contributions, the company has been extending its support to the people in need by organising a blood donation event in its premises since 2015.
More than 100 employees volunteer every year to donate blood. Onkar Shukla, head of Wellness at Oman Insurance Company, said, “We collect more than 25l of blood every year. I am happy to see that more and more employees are understanding the importance of donating blood and are coming forward to contribute.”
Extending support to Dubai government’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative, Oman Insurance Company employees were encouraged to be a part of the event and donate blood. Through a series of communication themed, ‘Donate blood. Save a life’, they were educated on the importance of blood donation.
The event which was organised in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority concluded successfully with 76 employees successfully donating blood.
Commenting on the occasion, Christos Adamantiadis, CEO of Oman Insurance Company, said, ”By a simple act of donating blood, we can save someone’s life. We strongly believe in coming together to give back to the community we are a part of.”