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Pakistanis blood donation drive Bid to express solidarity with Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: Pakistani Blood Donors in Kuwait (PBDIK), a social welfare group in collaboration with Central Blood Bank of Kuwait, held their 4th blood donation drive in Kuwait on Friday, March 14th at the Central Blood Blank in Jabriya. Held with the support from the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kuwait and Pakistan Business Council in Kuwait, the event was organized with an aim to express solidarity and gratitude towards the country while strengthening brotherly ties between both nations and extending credentials as a socially responsible community in Kuwait.

Pakistani community in Kuwait firmly believes that the blood donation is a noble cause and the event held today is a mere token of appreciation from them towards the Kuwaiti society and an opportunity to extend their sincere support while playing a productive role for the social and economic development between both nations. The event witnessed a large attendance of over 350 attendees among which over 200 people registered themselves as blood donors between short span of 4 hours. One of the highlight of the event was an overwhelming participation from female donors.

The attendees were mostly of Pakistani heritage who have been living and working in Kuwait with their families for over a well number of years and have always considered this country as their second home. The donors also included recognizable count of Kuwaiti nationals who came forward to extend their support to the community in a move to not only serve humanity through blood donation but also to express their gratitude to the Pakistani community in State of Kuwait. Hassan Wazir; Deputy head of Mission/ 1st Secretary and acting Ambassador of Pakistan to State of Kuwait also attended the event.

The event was honoured by the presence of Sheikh Jaber Ahmad Khalid Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah who also donated blood along with Arif Butt, a leading Pakistani businessman in Kuwait. Chairman, Arif Butt, COO Amer Hamid and senior advisor Ehsanulhaq of PBDIK attended Sheikh Jaber Ahmed Khalid Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah while he was donating blood and extended their gratitude and thanks to him on behalf of Pakistani community, PBDIK team and Hafiz Mohammad Shabbir who is Patron in-Chief of PBDIK.

During this conversation, Sheikh Jaber Ahmed Khalid Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah praised the role of Pakistani Community towards their second home country Kuwait and the efforts of PBDIK in particular for their humanitarian activities keeping in view their mission of bringing awareness in society on the noble cause of blood donation. The participation also represented a strong and humanitarian message that exemplified a sincere contribution to provide support to needy individuals of the community, especially those in need of rare types of blood. The community had exceeded the expected turnout and has responded with enthusiasm to the donation drive and expressed their willingness to take part in donating blood. The Pakistani Blood Donors in Kuwait group aspires to inspire other people among the community to donate blood and thus increasing the awareness in the Kuwait society on lives that can be saved with blood donation.

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