(MENAFN- Gulf Times) QNB has held a blood donation drive with employees in conjunction with the Hamad Hospital Blood Donor Center.
This important annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative was held in three locations this year at QNB's head office, Al Mathaf building and Grand Hamad branch over a three-day period and witnessed the participation of employees from all departments.
This year's campaign followed the success of last year's turnout, strengthening the established objectives of enhancing blood bank stocks at HMC and raising awareness of the importance and benefits of blood donations in the community, QNB said in a press statement.
The QNB staff eagerly participated in the event, as employees from all branches gathered to be part of the initiative.
The event entitled the staff members to undergo a blood pressure test, stamina and eligibility test prior to their donation to ensure their awareness of the importance of blood donation. The campaign pushes the employees towards sharing responsibility within the communities the group operates in, the statement notes.
This initiative also benefits the donors as studies have shown that blood donation reduces cancer risk and other blood diseases, it also purifies the donor's system from toxins and stimulates blood circulation. Blood donation also offers the opportunity to know that the donor is free of blood diseases.
QNB stressed that it was pleased to continue its partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in this initiative as it highlights the importance of health and wellbeing. This initiative is one of the pillars of QNB's CSR strategy, which includes Health and Environment.
'The blood donation drive is one of QNB's many CSR initiatives that the Group holds in co-operation with HMC and other prominent organisations in Qatar and across its international network in its efforts to support and strengthen the communities in which it operates in, the statement added.
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