Senior Staff Reporter - Riyadh Daily
Saudis, expats from different countries donate blood at KFMC

A total of 158 expatriates from different nationalities donated their blood in a campaign organized by Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) Riyadh Chapter at the King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) on Friday.
The KFMC laboratory team led by Alyazeed Alsaif.
provided full support to TNTJ volunteers, while  Head of the  Laboratory, Ammar Alsughayir thanked TNTJ organizers for organizing  their humanitarian work consistently.
The expatriates who donated  blood included Saudis and expatriates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Egypt.
“This was the 74th Mega Blood Donation Camp organized by TNTJ group  conducted in coordination with the KFMC, which yielded 120 units of blood to the hospital,” Riyadh TNTJ President Haja Mohaideen told Riyadh Daily here on Sunday.
“TNTJ organizes voluntary blood donation campaign as well as for  emergency requirements such as Umrah and Haj to cater to the requirements of blood for the concerned health facilities in the Saudi capital,” Mohaideen said, recalling that  Riyadh chapter of TNTJ has organized more than 10 camps that attracted some 2,271 donors, who donated 1,583 units (712.35 Ml) of blood .
“The camps are conducted according to the verse of Noble Qur’an 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 against Muslims and Islam.”
In recognition of its contribution, TNTJ has received a number of awards from the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia , and the Tamil Nadu government.
During the campaign, each donor underwent tests for high or low blood pressure, glucose and hemoglobin count prior to the donation to ensure that each donor was healthy. The checks also included scanning for communicable diseases.
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia does not import blood. Rather, all needed blood is collected from residents and citizens of the Kingdom who make voluntary donations.
An official from the Health Ministry stressed that blood banks are currently maintaining buffer stocks of blood  due to the generosity of the voluntary blood donors.

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