Doha: Aster Hospital, a division of Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private healthcare networks which operate in multiple GCC states based on numbers of hospitals and clinics, according to “Independent Market Report for Healthcare IPO Covering Selected Countries in the GCC (The UAE, the KSA, Oman, and Qatar)” June 2017, prepared by Frost & Sullivan is organizing a Blood Donation Drive to raise awareness on the importance of blood donation among the public. The blood donation campaign is organized with the support of Hamad Medical Corporation on Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 from 3 pm to 9 pm. The blood donation drive will be held at Aster Hospital, Doha situated near to Family Food Centre adjacent to Old Airport Road. This event at Aster Hospital is conducted as a part of Aster’s 30th anniversary under the banner of Aster@30.
Transfusion of blood helps in saving millions of lives every year during emergencies where blood is required and also helps patients suffering from life-threatening conditions to live longer and with better quality of life. According to instructions from Hamad, the blood donor should have more than 50kg weight, he/she should have been in Qatar for the last 6 months without any travel outside Qatar, should be in good health condition and need to have 6 hours sleep prior to the blood donation. For more information and to register as a donor for the campaign, please call 50908988