Around 1,500 Emirati women save lives by donating blood

Around 1,500 Emirati women save lives by donating blood
CELEBRATIONS: The Dubai Health Authority honours its female staff on Wednesday, Emirati Women's Day.

Dubai - Dr Mai Raouf, director of the DBDC, said among the top female donors are a 47-year-old who donated 27 times.



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Published: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 12:29 AM

Emirati women are among the top blood donors in Dubai, with 1,988 units donated in the last three years, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has said, recognising their contributions in the community.
During this period, around 1,497 Emirati women have approached the Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC), with some donating blood more than 30 times.
"The DHA is happy to be celebrating Emirati women and their achievements on this special day. I would like to thank our wise leadership for always putting Emirati women at the forefront, enabling them to shine in various fields, especially in the health sector," said Humaid Al Qutami, director-general of the DHA.
Dr Mai Raouf, director of the DBDC, said among the top female donors are a 47-year-old who donated 27 times; a 61-year-old who did it 29 times; and two 62-year-olds who gave blood 29 and 31 times, respectively.  "Emirati women have been able to achieve various accomplishments, carry out many responsibilities and confirm their presence in the service of the nation."
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