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Ministry of Health blood donation drive aims to enter Guinness World Records

Ministry of Health blood donation drive aims to enter Guinness World Records

The drive which will be launched on November 27 at ten places in nine governorates aims to enter the Guinness World Records by registering at least five,000 donors in the course of an eight-hour period. The present record stands at three,034.

After registering, a individual can donate blood in the subsequent 28 days.

This initiative comes to involve the neighborhood members, advertising partnership in between the public sector (the military and administrative sector) and the private sector and contributing to donate blood in order to saves lives.

A primary committee has been formed to implement the initiative for blood donation at the national level.

Addressing a press briefing, Khalid bin Abdullah al Mandhari, director basic of Administrative Affairs and head of the committee, stated that blood donation is a humanitarian act to save lives.

Main committee members of the initiative along with the Fellowship Fund board members also attended the press briefing.

Mandhari stated that the initiative guarantees the readiness of healthcare solutions program in the course of crisis and emergency scenarios. It also assists in educating neighborhood members across the nation. He stated that the Fellowship Fund aims to enter Oman in the Guinness World Records by recording the highest quantity of blood donors inside eight hours coinciding with the 48th National Day celebrations.

Dr Khalid bin Rashid al Buloshi, director of the initiative, stated that the initiative will start on November 27 in ten places.

It aims at getting the highest quantity of donor commitments inside 28 days from the date of the occasion. In addition, it aims to gather blood inside eight hours via blood banks in hospitals in the governorates and develop a partnership in between the government sectors and private sector and neighborhood.

The initiative will be held in the following governorates: Muscat at the Blood Donation Services Department and the Oman Convention &amp Exhibition Centre, Dhofar at the Sultan Qaboos Youth, Culture and Entertainment Compound, Dakhliyah at the Nizwa Cultural Centre, South Batinah at the Omani Women’s Association, North Batinah at Sohar University, Buraimi at Buraimi University College, Dhahirah at the College of Applied Sciences, North Sharqiyah at Ibra College of Technology and South Sharqiyah at Sur Sport Complex.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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