What FAiTh did on World Blood Donor Day:
Sent this beautiful card to our awesome donors around the Pakistan
Sent thank you text to our lovely donors registered in our donor system:
World Blood Donor Day
It is no doubt that blood is the vital need of all human beings. And this is most true for thalassemic patients.
From all the thalassemia community – Thank you for the blood that you donated 🙂 Thank you for the gift of life!
Wrote an article @ The Express Tribune
You can read it here: World Blood Donor Day: Thanking those who saves lives
Got ANOTHER shield for arranging blood camps for Fatimid Foundation Karachi
Nothing could have been possible if YOU were not with us. Thank you so much for love, support, care & the gift of life – Blood. Thank you!
Just like every year, Fatimid Foundation Karachi celebrated World Blood Donor Day today at Beach Luxury.
Fatimid has been celebrating Thalassemia Day, Hemophilia Day and World Blood Donor Day since few years. Celebration started at 8 pm with Tilawat-e-Quran, followed by Naat by a Hemophilia patient.
Welcome address was given by Dr. Waleed Bin Azhar (CEO – Fatimid Foundation), quiet an un-professional welcome address though, next was a speech by Thalassemia patient – Hina Zaheer, very well delivered.
Next on dice was Dr. Zahid Hasan Ansar (Provincial Programme Manager/Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority, Govt. of Sindh), though whatever he told is what we have been hearing from government, 7 new thalassemia centers going to be opened, but when.. that only God knows 🙂
After Dr. Zahid, Dr. Aieysha Humaira Khan (Hematologist, Fatimid Foundation) gave an over view on Blood Bank, how it works, how blood/platelets are being stored etc. She used power point presentation to give over view, quiet a bad impression – at least thats what I got.
After Dr. Aieysha, Lt. Gen. (R) Moinuddin Haider (Chairman, Fatimid Foundation) were called up on dice, He mentioned about the ad published in today’s news paper by Dr. Zahid on World Blood Donor Day, importance of donation and benefits of it.
According to Gen. Moinuddin, Fatimid collected 56,000 bags of blood in 2009 BUT gave 96,000 in return to the Thalassemia patients and outsiders, he mentioned the day to day progress of Fatimid, today Fatimid has ISO certificate and the same lab machines like Aga Khan have.
He even appealed to the government to work on Thalassemia centers and on prevention bill, I hope they listen to him.
After Gen. Moinuddin, Mr. Yasin Malik was called up on dice for a speech, quiet a good opening he did, mentioned a lot of good work done by Gen. Moinuddin and other fellows, mentioned some of the future plans. May Allah help you sir!
After the speech, shields, token of appreciation was given to the people who regular donate blood or arrange blood camps for Fatimid.
FAiTh was among the people who arrange blood camps and got a sheild:
In the end Dr. Mushtaq Memon (Incharge Blood Management Dept, Fatimid Foundation) thanked everyone for their participation and attending 🙂
Who’s in Karachi & willing to donate blood this sunday for Thalassemia Patients registered at Fatimid Foundation?
There has been severe shortage at Fatimid, please donate blood & help save 3 lives.
If you can’t donate, have donated few days ago, then you can bring friends, relatives, workers anyone you want..
You can message me or Salman for more details or can call at: 0332-3080461
Event page at Facebook: Blood Drive
Make commitment ONLY if you are coming otherwise just don’t tick at ‘attending’ – I MEAN IT 🙂