Aramco blood drive emphasizes the idea of giving for living
Events such as this provide necessary health care for patients, adding value to both the lives of individuals and society at large.
Aramco’s Human Resources (HR) and Corporate Services business line, in cooperation with King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, recently launched a blood donation campaign that allowed employees in Dhahran to donate blood for a period of 10 days.
The campaign ran from Sunday, Aug. 8, to Thursday, Aug. 19.
This initiative, which is part of our Corporate Citizenship efforts, helped support patients and showed appreciation for the hospital’s contribution to saving the lives of injured patients. The campaign also emphasized the importance of blood donation among Aramco employees.
Adding value to society
A number of employees participated in the campaign, with each undergoing pre-donation laboratory tests to check their health condition, all while adhering to COVID-19 precautionary measures.
“The campaign comes within our framework of social, national, and humanitarian responsibility pursued by the company in launching seasonal donation campaigns to support blood banks,” said Nabeel A. Al-Jama’, senior vice president of HR and Corporate Services. “Events such as this provide necessary health care for patients, which adds value to the life of the individual and society.”
Al-Jama’ noted the initiative came from employees in HR and Corporate Services, who expressed their desire to contribute. He extended his thanks to all the donors for doing their part to ensure the availability of sufficient blood supplies to help and support patients in the region.
Meanwhile, Aali M. Al-Zahrani, vice president of Safety and Industrial Security, praised the cooperation provided by the administration of King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam for their partnership in this campaign, and the great participation from employees to donate blood.
Al-Zahrani further noted that this is not the first campaign of its kind, as blood donation campaigns have previously been organized in cooperation with Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. He added that blood donation is a noble goal and a humanitarian duty that reflects the support that Aramco employees give back to society.