Siemens Healthineers in Pakistan donates 60 pints of blood
Educational lecture raises awareness of thalassemia blood disorder
KARACHI: Siemens Healthineers in Pakistan organized a blood donation drive at its Karachi office on Wednesday. The drive was clinically managed by Indus Hospital, a well-renowned multidisciplinary hospital in Karachi, who were present at the camp with a team of medical professionals to screen donors and subsequently collect blood donations.
A collection camp was set-up for Siemens Healthineers employees who voluntarily came forward to be part of this welfare initiative. The employees were also given an educational lecture to raise awareness on thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, which effects approximately 5% of the 200 million population in the country.
Khurram Jameel, Managing Director and CEO of Siemens Healthcare (Pvt.) Ltd, underlined the importance of raising awareness of donating blood. He commented, “Participating at blood donation drives is surely for a very noble cause, which help saves lives. We are very pleased to partner with the Indus Hospital in realizing this common goal. We sincerely hope that by raising awareness and initiating such camps, we are able to give back to the society and help in saving lives.”
Certificates and small tokens of appreciation were presented to the donors by the representatives from Indus Hospital and Siemens Healthineers.
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