(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), a socio-cultural organisation, reached out to its community as a noble initiative by organising a blood donation campaign on November 3 at Hamad Medical Corporation Blood Donor unit and witnessed a good turnout of donors.
This campaign received an enthusiastic response from its members and community where in different nationalities came together to join this noble cause as a holistic service to the community and Qatar.
President Prakash Noronha welcomed the gathering.
Riana Pinto, General Secretary, introduced Mangalorean Dr Glen Fernandes, working as a Lead Consultant for the Acute Pain Services in Department of Anesthesia and Peri-operative Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation who gave a talk on the benefits of blood donation.
Dr. Glen shared some useful information on benefits of blood donation and the importance and need for donating blood in his talk to the gathered audience. He concluded by giving an important message of using seatbelts while driving for driver and passengers including children at the back seat, which is the major cause of accidents in Qatar.
Dr Glen too joined other donors in donating blood and also encouraged the volunteers to regularly donate blood and appreciated the efforts put by MCC in organising the campaign.
President and Committee members set an example by donating blood and took a good initiative in inviting many of their friends, colleagues, company people to join this drive and witnessed a good registration of 70 volunteers out of which 42 were successful in donating blood after their checkups.
Prominent members from the community including ICC President Milan Arun, and other Karnataka Club leaders were in attendance at the campaign.
Hamad Medical Corporation then presented Mangalore Cricket Club with a certificate in appreciation of this drive and appreciation certificates to all donors.
President thanked all MCC members, volunteers and donors for their noble deed of saving life through blood donation and for making this campaign a success.
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