Ministry blood donation campaign attracts many

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Ministry of Health (MoH) through the Blood Donation Centre of the Laboratory Services Department held a blood donation campaign at the Al-’Afiah Hall of the MoH. The campaign was held from 9am-11.30am.

During the campaign, donors underwent and passed a brief health screening assisted by the medical officers to ensure that they are healthy to donate blood. Successful donors were later treated with snacks.

The campaign aimed to help replenish the hospital’s blood supply, while raising awareness on the importance of donating blood.

The Blood Donation Centre requires all blood types for transfusion, especially for Thalassemia patients, patients with bleeding problems and patients who have undergone surgery.

Regular and voluntary blood donations are essential to ensure that the supply is kept at an optimum level and sufficient for hospitals in the Sultanate.

ABOVE & BELOW: Donors at yesterday’s campaign. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI