The Dubai Blood Donation Centre under the Dubai Health Authority received 33,190 blood donors in this year so far. The official statement about the donors declared by the director of the Blood Donation centre, Mai Raouf.
During the first half of this year, Dubai Blood Donation Centre conducted 423 blood donation campaigns and collected 27,401 blood units and 2,657 platelets. According to the reports the centre received 64,666 blood donators and collected 50,601 blood units and 5,828 blood platelets through 676 campaigns in the last year.
38 per cent of the blood collected was delivered to the Thalassemia Centre and 16 per cent to Dubai Hospital, 14 per cent to Rashid Hospital, eight per cent to Latifa Hospital, three per cent to Hatta Hospital, and 21 per cent to private-sector hospitals.
The Dubai Blood Donation Centre has an accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks since 2012 and taken a number of steps to provide smart services for the needed.
Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Blood Donation Centre said:
“The Dubai Blood Donation Centre, which is the only blood donation centre in Dubai, provides around 50 per cent of the total blood collected throughout the country. The centre is committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood to all DHA hospitals and private hospitals in Dubai, to save the lives of patients who require blood transfusions,”
“To ensure that a sufficient supply of blood is available for patients in need, the centre strives to use the latest technologies and the best practices to enhance the safety of blood transfusion. The centre also takes part in regular campaigns to collect blood. In fact, the DHA received 10,070 blood donors for the annual Dami Le Watani (My blood is for My Country) national campaign, since it was launched in 2012. We aim to provide excellent services to achieve customer satisfaction and exceed the level of their expectations. Currently, the customer satisfaction rate has reached 99.5 per cent,”