Expats in Riyadh donate blood for Umrah pilgrims
A total of 67 volunteers from the expatriate community in Riyadh, donated 67 units of blood to help the increased number of Umrah pilgrims expected during the holy month of Ramadan.
The blood donation campaign was organized by Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) Riyadh Chapter at the King Saudi Medical City (KSMC) in Riyadh on Friday.
The expatriates who donated blood included Saudis and expatriates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Egypt.
Riyadh TNTJ President Haja Mohaideen said, TNTJ organizes voluntary blood donation campaign for the emergency requirements for Umrah and Haj Season. The donor’s blood will be used for the requirements of Umrah pilgrims.
We conduct these camps according to the verse of noble Quran Chapter 5 verse 32 “Whoever saves a life will be as if he has saved entire mankind” which will create social harmony and razes hatred among Muslims and Islam.
TNTJ Blood Donation campaign coordinator Mohamed Riyadh told Riyadh Daily that the event was held in the capital for the 75th consecutive occasion. “ So far the Organization TNTJ has conducted 74 camps and TNTJ continues to be number one organization for the last 13 years and the Hospital authorities has awarded more than 16 awards to TNTJ acknowledging its contribution,” he said, adding that the TNTJ continues to be number one on the voluntary blood donation campaign in the Gulf Country.
He said KSMC Head of blood bank Dr. Ibrahim Al Deaile provided full support to TNTJ volunteers and thanked TNTJ members for organizing such noble service regularly .
In recognition of its contribution, TNTJ has received a number of awards from the Ministry of Health - Saudi Arabia and also from Tamil Nadu Government.