Daily Archives: November 13, 2012
Pakistani Blood Donors in Kuwait, a social welfare group in collaboration with Kuwait Central Blood Bank, held their second blood donation drive in Kuwait on Friday, November 9th at the Central Blood Blank in Jabriya. Held with the support from the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kuwait, the event was organized with the purpose of expressing solidarity and gratitude to the country while strengthening brotherly relations and credentials as a socially responsible community in Kuwait.
Expressing his views and commenting on behalf of the welfare group, H.E, Iftekhar Aziz, also a blood donor at the event said, “Blood donation saves lives and promotes community cohesiveness. The Pakistani community in Kuwait believes that the blood donation is a noble gift and the event held today is a mere token of appreciation towards the Kuwaiti society and an opportunity to extend their sincere support while playing a productive role for the social and economic development between the two countries”. The ambassador was received and greeted by Mr. Ali Al Mhmeed, the Head of Public Relations at the Kuwait Central Blood Bank.
Stressing further on the Pakistani community’s role in Kuwait, H.E., Iftekhar Aziz said, “Pakistan and Kuwait enjoy bi-lateral relations based on common faith and culture and the Pakistani community in Kuwait holds leadership of Kuwait in high esteem. The community is desirous of expanding and strengthening bilateral relations with Kuwait in all domains”.
The event witnessed a large attendance of over 350 attendees and over 185 blood donors, mostly of Pakistani heritage who have been living and working in Kuwait with their families for over a well number of years and have always considered this country as their second home. Moreover, immense support was shown from prominent Pakistani communities such as Hala Pakistan, Pakistanis in Kuwait, Kuwait Pakistan Friendship Association, Pakistan Employment Forum in Kuwait, Friends Welfare Trust and Society of Pakistani Doctors in Kuwait. The participation also represented a strong and humanitarian message that exemplified a sincere contribution to provide support to needy individuals of the community, especially those in need of rare types of blood.
The community had exceeded the expected turnout and has responded with enthusiasm to the donation drive and expressed their willingness to take part in donating blood. The Pakistani Blood Donors in Kuwait group aspires to inspire other people among the community to donate blood and thus increasing the awareness in the Kuwait society on lives that can be saved with blood donation.