DOHA, Qatar – A number of members signed up to donate blood at a blood donation drive ExxonMobil Qatar held for employees at its Doha headquarters last Thursday, October 26, 2017. The event was organized in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to raise awareness of the importance of donating blood and the ongoing need for blood and platelet donations.
Staff who participated in the drive donated blood at a makeshift blood donation room that was especially set up on the company’s premises by HMC healthcare professionals. The group worked with ExxonMobil Qatar donors through every step of the process to collect donations safely and professionally and ensure their donation was completed successfully.
“As an active and responsible member of Qatar’s community, it is important to us that we contribute where we can make a positive impact on the society we live in,” said Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar. “We frequently encourage our people to volunteer their time, knowledge and skills to make a difference in their local communities.”
“Today’s blood donation drive gave our employees a chance to volunteer for something important. Having a blood donation room onsite added to the convenience of participating in this very important activity, and I would like to thank Hamad Medical Corporation for providing us with this setup. A single donation can potentially help more than one patient, and I was very pleased to see so many of our employees taking part in an activity that could help save lives,” he added.
“The blood donation drive we organized with ExxonMobil Qatar was a huge,” said Ms. Sediqeh al-Mahmoudi, Medical Manager of Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood Donor Center. “A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several - blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — it is the gift of life.”
“As Qatar grows, it is important that the health and medical needs of its population are met. To achieve this, we need the support of community partners like ExxonMobil Qatar who are fully invested in making a positive difference to individuals and communities. I would like to thank them for their partnership, and for focusing their efforts on initiatives that really matter,” she added.
“I feel privileged to work for a company like ExxonMobil Qatar that strongly encourages employees to give back to their communities,” said Abdullatif M. Al-Naemi, Human Resources Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar. “The blood donation drive is one example of how we are inspired to get involved in the critical issues that affect individuals and families in our community – it has provided me with a greater sense of purpose, and I am honored to have been part of this extremely meaningful initiative.”
HMC is the major health organization sponsoring blood donation initiatives in Qatar. The Blood Donor Centre, run by HMC, is the main center that supervises the donation and transfusion of blood in the country, and is the sole provider of blood to both private and public health care facilities.
Across its business in Qatar, ExxonMobil works to address a broad range of industry and community outreach goals. From environmental management, educational and professional development, and risk management to promoting major sporting events and raising awareness on healthy lifestyles, the company’s local programs support sustainable development for a resilient Qatar, and an inspired Qatari people. ExxonMobil Qatar continues to develop its community outreach programs with a number of local organizations, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
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ExxonMobil Qatar Limited is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation and is the interface point within Qatar for all ExxonMobil affiliated activities.