10th edition of “My Blood for My Country” campaign gets underway in Dubai

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Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum became the first blood donor for this edition of the campaign. Image Credit: Courtesy: Dubai Media Office

Dubai: The 10th edition of the “My Blood for My Country” campaign was launched in Dubai on Monday. It is being held Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.

Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, became the first blood donor for this edition of the campaign. His gesture reflects the leadership’s commitment to supporting humanitarian causes and encouraging the community to donate blood in line with the charitable values of the UAE.

The campaign was first introduced in 2012 under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, who was the first blood donor for the initial campaign. Sheikh Hamdan had said at the time of the launch of the first campaign that donating blood is the best gift a citizen and resident can give; it is an expression of patriotism and the values of humanitarianism and compassion, since every drop of donated blood can bring relief to sick and injured people.

Humanitarian call

Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed called on members of the community to embrace the campaign’s humanitarian call to donate blood and inspire others to do the same. He said voluntary blood donations play an invaluable role in saving lives and give countless patients a chance to recover their health.

Statistics recently issued by the Dubai Health Authority showed that the “My Blood for My Country” campaign has provided nearly 36,000 units of blood in the past nine years, which helped save the lives of 90,000 patients.