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On the Occasion of WBDD TNTJ organize blood awareness in webinar amidst of pandemic.

June 27,2020 


Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor 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.

On the Occasion of Word Blood Donor Day 2020 TamilNadu Towheed Jamath (TNTJ, Indian Socio NGO) organized a Webinar to aware and thank individuals who donate blood and to encourage those who have not yet donated blood to start donating.

In this Webinar Dr. Ibrahim Aldeailej , Riyadh Regional Laboratory and Blood Bank Director, King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Thanked TNTJ and all their volunteer for their continued support and gave the audience the a speech on “Become a blood donor today” and stressed the importance of Donating blood and Quoted that “ 1 unit of Blood can save upto 3 Lives “

Further to that; Dr.Ammar Hasan AlSughayir (MD) Consultant, Hematologist and Transfusion Medicine Chairperson , Transfusion Medicine Service Department, Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine Administration, King Fahad Medical City, (KFMC) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gave the audience a speech on “Safe blood saves lives” and also quoted that “we have to donate blood as it cannot be manufactured'

Ahamed Mukthar, blood camping coordinator, said TNTJ has conducted blood donation campaigns in coordination with KFMC and KSMC hospitals for the past 13 years and so far 104 camps have been held and thousands of blood units were donated in Saudi Arabia's Capital, including amidst of pandemic situations; recommendation of WHO and Kingdom Ministry of Health precautionary measures. ''he added''

The Key messages.

• The world needs enough safe blood for everyone in need.

• Every few seconds, someone, somewhere, needs blood.

• Transfusions of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year.

• Health is a human right; everyone in the world should have access to safe blood transfusions, when and where they need them.

• Regular blood donations are needed all over the world to ensure individuals and communities have access to safe and quality-assured blood and blood products.

• Everyone who can donate blood should consider making regular voluntary, so that we have adequate blood supplies.

• Ensuring the safety and well-being of blood donors is critical; it helps build commitment to regular donations.

• Access to safe blood and blood product is essential for universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.

• Blood and blood products are essential to care for:

o women with pregnancy and childbirth associated bleeding;

o children with severe anaemia due to malaria and malnutrition;

o patients with blood and bone marrow disorders, inherited disorders of hemoglobin and immune deficiency conditions;

o people with traumatic injuries in emergencies, disasters and accidents; and

o patients undergoing advanced medical and surgical procedures.

 Who can give blood?

Most people can give blood if they are in good health. There are some basic requirements one  need to fulfill in order to become a blood donor.  Below are some basic eligibility guidelines:


You are aged between 18 and 65.


You weigh at least 50 kg.    


You must be in good health at the time you donate.

You cannot donate if you have a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or any other infection.

If you have recently had a tattoo or body piercing you cannot donate for 6 months from the date of the procedure.  If the body piercing was performed by a registered health professional and any inflammation has settled completely, you can donate blood after 12 hours.

If you have visited the dentist for a minor procedure you must wait 24 hours before donating; for major work wait a month.

You must not donate blood If you do not meet the minimum haemoglobin level for blood donation:

• A test will be administered at the donation site. In many countries, a haemoglobin level of not less than 12.0 g/dl for females and not less than 13.0 g/dl for males as the threshold.


Travel to areas where mosquito-borne infections are endemic, e.g. malaria, dengue and Zika virus infections, may result in a temporary deferral.


You must not give blood:

• If you engaged in “at risk” sexual activity in the past 12 months

• Individuals with behaviours below will be deferred permanently:

• Have ever had a positive test for HIV (AIDS virus)

• Have ever injected recreational drugs.

In the national blood donor selection guidelines, there are more behavior eligibility criteria. Criteria could be different in different countries.

- TNTJ Riyadh Blood Donation - In charge Ahamed Mukthar +966538534849

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