Over 500 peo­ple do­nate blood af­ter ap­peals

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

As many as 517 peo­ple re­sponded to the ap­peals of the Depart­ment of Blood Bank Ser­vices (DBBS) in the Min­istry of Health and Ibri Hos­pi­tal in the last few days to do­nate blood.

Ibri Hos­pi­tal said on Mon­day that 50 peo­ple do­nated blood while DBBS said 467 donors did the same.

Speak­ing to Mus­cat Daily,

Ahmed bin Ha­mad al Kharusi, a blood donor, who has do­nated more than 153 times and is one of the sup­port­ers of blood do­na­tion cam­paigns in Oman, said, “Due to the short­age of donors, the Cen­tral Blood Bank in Bausher had ap­pealed on Jan­uary 16 for do­na­tion.

“A lot of peo­ple re­sponded to

the ap­peal and 307 peo­ple do­nated blood on Jan­uary 16. On Fri­day, Jan­uary 17, 130 do­nated blood in a cam­paign held in co­op­er­a­tion with Oman Rid­ers

Club and Mus­cat Bik­ers Club.

“The do­na­tion cam­paign con­tin­ued on Sun­day, Jan­uary 19. Oman Road Safety As­so­ci­a­tion in co­op­er­a­tion with DBBS or­gan­ised a blood do­na­tion cam­paign at Radis­son Blu Ho­tel and 30 peo­ple do­nated.”

Talk­ing about the short­age of donors, he said, “I hope the blood do­na­tion cam­paigns will con­tinue through­out the year in all parts of the sul­tanate to en­sure there is no short­age. I urge peo­ple to do­nate blood on a reg­u­lar ba­sis as it goes a long way in sav­ing lives.

“I have been do­nat­ing blood for more than 30 years and ev­ery time I do­nate blood I feel happy to serve the com­mu­nity and those in need.”

Blood can be do­nated at Cen­tral Blood Bank in Bausher from Satur­day to Thurs­day (8am to 8pm) and Fri­day (3-8pm).

Con­tact DBBS at 24591255, 24594255, or via What­sApp 94555648.

Ahmed bin Ha­mad al Kharusi (left) with a blood donor

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