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Volunteer group holds second plasma donation campaign

5 Oct 2020 By MOHAMMED TAHA

To speed up the recovery of those infected with COVID-19, volunteer group Pratheeksha Oman, in cooperation with the Department of Blood Bank Services at the Ministry of Health (MoH), held its second plasma and blood donation campaign last week.

“In July 2020, Pratheeksha Oman held the first plasma donation campaign, when a lot of people responded to our call,” said Ashraf Ali, a member of the group. 

“We held the second plasma donation event on October 2. It is part of our campaign to  inform common people about the importance of donating blood and plasma, specially for those in need the most – the ones suffering from COVID-19.”

A large number of volunteers participated in the camp and 75 people donated blood. 

“We also had two volunteers who donated plasma for the second time after getting infected with COVID-19.”

The camp was conducted jointly with the Global Money Exchange. 

Pratheeksha Oman is a social group of likeminded individuals who believe in social service. The group has been working in Oman for the last nine years relentlessly in the area of public service such as conducting regular blood donation camps, common iftars, supplying drinking water to  workers, etc.

Ali revealed that the Central Blood Bank authorities appreciated Pratheeksha Oman for the systematic arrangements done by the organisation as well as for following all the protocols stipulated by the Supreme Committee. The team will continue to organise plasma donation campaigns to help those affected with COVID-19.

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