KUWAIT: Pakistani Blood Donors in Kuwait (PBDIK), a non-political social welfare group held their 8th blood donation drive in Kuwait on Friday, February 12th 2016 in collaboration with Central Blood Bank of Kuwait, Jabriya and support from the various segments of Pakistani, Kuwaiti and other communities. The event was organized with an aim to extend support to central blood bank in meeting their needs for supply of blood in Kuwait. The event also aimed to express solidarity and gratitude towards the country while strengthening brotherly ties between both nations and extending credentials as a socially responsible community in Kuwait.
Pakistani community in Kuwait firmly believes that the blood donation is a noble cause and the event held today is a mere token of appreciation from them towards the Kuwaiti society and an opportunity to extend their sincere support while playing a productive role for the social and economic development between both nations.
In a short span of mere 4 to 5 hours, the event witnessed an overwhelming attendance of over 350 people among which many registered themselves as blood donors. The event was attended by people of several communities including Kuwaitis, Egyptians, Philippines, Syrians, Jordanians, Bangladeshi and Indians while majority were of Pakistani heritage who have been living and working in Kuwait with their families for over a well number of years and have always considered this country as their second home. Participation of people from multiple communities showed their vow and support in PBDIK’s slogan “Humanity beyond Nationality”
Several leading businessmen of Pakistani community not only attended the event but also extended their support by donating blood. While Central Blood Bank gave in their best support to PBDIK in making the event a success, Mr. Tareq Al-Gharbally from their public relations department was outstanding with his continued support right from start of the camp.
The participation also represented a strong and humanitarian message that exemplified a sincere contribution to provide support to needy individuals of the community, especially those in need of rare types of blood.
The community had exceeded the expected turnout and has responded with enthusiasm to the donation drive and expressed their willingness to take part in donating blood. The Pakistani Blood Donors in Kuwait group aspires to inspire other people among the community to donate blood and thus increasing the awareness in the Kuwait society on lives that can be saved with blood donation.