Mafraq Hospital Holds Blood Donation Drive

ABU DHABI — A large number of people donated blood at blood donation drive organised by Mafraq Hospital, in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank of Abu Dhabi, on its premises 
on Wednesday.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 16 Jan 2010, 12:39 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:29 PM

“Blood donation is important. It helps save lives, especially patients undergoing surgery and severely injured patients brought into the Accident and Emergency Department who require blood and blood products to stabilise them,” said John Nickens, CEO of Mafraq Hospital. According to recent studies, blood donation can help prevent heart disease and reduce the chance of a heart attack. Blood donation also helps the body to renew its blood cells. The donor will replace the blood fluid called plasma within about 24 hours. —

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