King Saud University Medical City Largest Blood Donation Campaign
King Saud University Medical City organized the largest blood donation campaign called "My blood, your blood" On Monday evening 14 April, 2014. In order to strengthen the principle of social responsibility, this campaign sponsored by Dr. Fahad Al-Zamil, Dean of the College of Medicine at King Saud University and Supervisor of University Hospitals and the presence of his Excellency Mr. Abdulmohsen Al-Hammad El-Ashry, KSUMC Chief Operating Officer. This campaign is one of the community activities carried out by the Medical City at King Saud University in the presence of the preacher Sheikh. Gorm Al-Bishi , the actor Fayez Al-Maliki and some of the social media stars. On this occasion, Dr. Abdullah Al-Zamil, the Supervisor of the university hospitals at King Saud University, said that this campaign is not only to donate blood, it is to educate the Saudi community about the importance of blood donation and how it can save lives. He expressed his thanks and appreciation for the actors, preacher and the campaign organizers. Mr. Abdulmohsen Al-Hammad El-Ashry expressed his gratitude for this great interest by all community members especially from the youth as they participate in such campaigns. He added that the campaign aimed to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation and health benefits for the donor may Allah bless the donors and organizer. Also, he expressed his thanks and appreciation to his Excellency Dr. Badran Al Omar, Rector of King Saud University, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Moammar, KSUMC Chief Executive Officer and Vice Rector for Health Specialties, and Dr. Fahad Abdullah Al-Zamil, Dean of the College of Medicine and Supervisor of University Hospitals for their support and sponsoring social activities held by the Medical City. The actor Fayez Al-Maliki expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Saud University Medical City for its initiative, and asked people to help each other by donating blood to those in need and stressed that centers and blood banks need for donors. Social figure, Ghorm Al-Bishi said that this initiative is an example for what the Messenger Mohammad-peace be upon him-said: “The relationship of a believer with another believer is like bricks of a building, each strengthens the other”. This campaign is to motivate the community to help save lives by donating blood. Also, he expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Medical City for such campaigns and asked the stars to participate in such campaign may God bless the campaign organizers. Social media stars expressed their happiness in participating in such a campaign, and asked the community in general and famous personalities specifically to take part in such campaigns as this is a responsibility of the community toward patients. They thanked the medical city for organizing and sponsoring this campaign. At the end of the campaign Dr. Fahd al-Zamil and Mr. Abdulmohsen Al-Ashri gave the honors to Ghorm Albishim, Fayez Al-Maliki, the social media stars and the Saudi Bikers team.