SKMC Honors AAU on World Blood Donors Day
In a ceremony carrying the slogan “Donate Blood. Give Life”, and in appreciation of AAU’s blood donation campaigns throughout the year, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) honored Al Ain University. This came as part of the event which SKMC organized to mark the World Blood Donors Day in Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, and in the attendance of Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Yas bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan to honor regular donors, pioneering institutions in organizing blood donation campaigns, and organizations supporting the Blood Bank’s activities.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan presented the certificates of appreciation and awards to the honored bodies. On behalf of AAU, Dr. Zuhrieh Shana’a, AAU Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, received the certificate of appreciation and award in recognition of AAU’s effort in organizing blood donation campaigns in collaboration with the Blood Bank and SKMC.
On this occasion, Dr. Zuhrieh Shana’a said that blood donation is a great humanitarian initiative and a duty that reflects the values of solidarity among members of the community. AAU students have shown collaboration and presented their most precious in order to strengthen relationships between the different sections of society. Through competing to donate blood, they show their love and loyalty to their country and promote the culture of giving. Their unflagging participation has led to the success of the continued blood campaigns organized by AAU to contribute to the requirements of blood banks to meet the increasing demand on blood for patients suffering from different diseases.