Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donation Day (WBDD). The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds (natural disasters, accidents, armed conflicts, etc.) and has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care.

    Mohammed Al - Mana College in collaboration with AGH – Dammam held a blood donations campaign which originally held in the Nursing building on 14 November 2017 under supervision of the CLS department staff and students , The event included booths which provided by educational material to blood donation, Brochure, Fliers and Banners and performed a blood donation for both males at males infirmary and females at girls infirmary ,we registered 61 volunteers for blood donation and after physical examination and laboratory investigations 29 of them were donated. The objectives this campaign:
  • Encourage all people to strengthen the emergency preparedness of health services in their community by donating blood;
  • Engage community in the establishment of effective blood donor programs with the capacity to respond promptly to the increase in blood demand during emergencies;
  • Promote the inclusion of blood donation services in the social activities.
  • Build wider public awareness of the need for committed, year-round blood donation, in order to maintain adequate supplies and achieve a national self-sufficiency of blood;
  • Celebrate and thank individuals who donate blood and encourage young people to become new donors as well;
  • Establish a good collaboration between Mohammed Al -Mana college, AGH – Dammam to ensure community dissemination awareness of the principles of voluntary non-remunerated blood donation.
    • On the other hand, Mohammed Al - Mana College in collaboration with Eithar Qatif committee held stem cell donation campaign at the same location to raise awareness among students, staff and anyone who has a genuine interest in blood stem cell donation and blood stem cell transplantation. The main objective of this campaign is to register donors to be on the global registry waiting to stem cell donation. A secondary objective is to raise awareness among the general public about being a stem cell donor and the impact of blood stem cell transplantation on patients’ lives. The booths in stem cell registration portion provided with educational materials, Brochure, Fliers, and Banners, we registered approximately 170 donors but more potential volunteer donors need to be registered in future.