The donors register exceeded 530,000 and the number of organ transplants increased to 96 operations in 2023 

Hamad Medical Corporation, in cooperation with Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, launched Ramadan field campaign at the City Center Mall for voluntary blood donation and organ donation for the 11th consecutive year and will continue until 9 April 2024.

The campaign is within the framework of community partnership and the national initiative of ALF with HMC. It is also part of the efforts of ALF to increase awareness about the importance of blood and organ donation and to enhance awareness of the importance of these services for the medical sector and patients.

HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani emphasised that this campaign represents a national duty stemming from the objectives of ALF and its well-established leadership role in sponsoring humanitarian and social events. This includes supporting field campaigns to provide blood and organs, as well as participating in raising community awareness about this human aspect and promoting the importance of donation.

Abdul Latif Al Yafei, General Manager of Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, stated that the continuity of launching the blood and organ donation campaign since 2013 until now is a clear evidence of the success of the campaign through the distinguished partnership between ALF and HMC.

Nayef Al Shamari, Executive Director of Media Department at HMC, stressed the remarkable success of the activities of Ramadan campaign for blood donation and organ donation as a result of the continuous collaboration between HMC and Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation, praising the efforts of HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, and Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation for their continued support of HMC.

The campaign has achieved notable success in the past years, attracting a large number of blood donors and organ donors. The Blood Donation Center and the Qatar Organ Donation Center (HIBA) activate their respective plans to organise field campaigns and leverage Ramadan events held throughout the holy month, in major commercial centres, cultural, social, and youth centres with high public attendance.

Dr Riadh Fadhil, Director of the Qatar Organ Donation Center (HIBA) at HMC, confirmed that booths are being provided by the national organ donation campaign in seven shopping centres. These booths are currently being set up and are scheduled to open during the blessed month of Ramadan.

According to Dr Riadh Fadhil, the organ donor registry in the country has about 530,000 registered donors. This represents nearly 25% of the adult population in Qatar. There are now more kidney transplants performed each year due to the yearly doubling of the number of living kidney donors to their family.

Additionally, he mentioned that the organ donor registry has more than 100 nationalities represented, which is a remarkable accomplishment given that the registry was only established 12 years ago and positively correlates with the organ donation rate among all nationalities.

Dr Riadh Fadhil stated that in 2023, there was a significant increase in the number of donors and transplants, with 82 kidney transplants, 11 liver transplants, and 3 lung transplants performed out.

HMC thanks the public, participating institutions, and malls for supporting the blood and organ donation campaign during Ramadan. It also invites the public in this humanitarian effort by visiting the booth throughout the month.

Qatar National Blood Donation Center is open from Sunday to Thursday from 8 am until 1 pm and from 6 pm until midnight, and on Saturday from 6 pm until midnight.

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