Some 50 employees donated blood on Wednesday, in a blood donation camp held by Maldives Airport Company (MACL) – the company which manages the national airport, Velana International Airport (VIA).
The blood donation camp, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by MACL in association with the Thalassemia Center, was inaugurated by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Gordon Stewart.
The camp was held from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on Wednesday.
The camp was held under the slogan “Donate Blood for Humanity”, and was initiated to support blood shortage within Maldives.
MACL’s General Manager – Corporate Communications, Hassan Areef told Sun that the camp received immense support from MACL employees, and that some 50 employees donated their blood within the seven hours.
“We have decided to continue to hold this camp as a CSR initiative. As such, this company has decided to hold blood donation camps in the future,” he said.
Areef said that the purpose of the camp is to assist the Thalassemia Center and ensure Thalassemia patients have an uninterrupted supply of blood.
He also urged additional organizations to hold similar blood donation campaigns to support the Thalassemia Center amid the shortage of blood for Thalassemia patients in Maldives.