Abu Dhabi, April 14, 2013: Emirates India Fraternity Forum (EIFF) and Sheikh Khalifah Medical City, Abu Dhabi jointly organized a Blood Donation Camp on 7th April 2013 in commemoration of World Health Day at the premises of Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, Khaldiya, Abu Dhabi to support the noble cause with the theme “Blood Pressure Silent Killer”.
The Program started with Qirath by Janab Abdul Rasheed, followed with Inauguraladdress by Janab SiddiqUchila.
Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed, Chief Cardiologist of SKMC, Dr. NaimaOumeziane MD, Specialist, Hematology, Head of Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, Dr. AP Ahmed MBBS, MRCP UK &Dr.ShujaatRahmanBDS,BSc. DTMPH (Germany) , Oxford Medical Center Abu Dhabi along with Mohammad Ali, President of BWF were guest of honors during the program.
Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed, Chief Cardiologist of SKMC, delivered his inaugural lecture on “Preventing the Heart disease” with question and answer session. He expressed Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UAE and the Common causes of heart failure include heart attack, hypertension, and other heart diseases.
Dr. NaimaOumeziane MD, Specialist, Hematology, Head of Abu Dhabi Blood Bank, in his brief lecture emphasized the importance of blood donation and its merits since the people know that blood is a base of every human life and there is no life without blood, this makes its value priceless.
Dr. AP Ahmed MBBS, MRCP UK, MD Oxford Medical Center Abu Dhabi gave a presentation on “Blood Pressure Silent Killer”. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don’t realize they have it. That’s why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease. People irrespective of their age have to take steps to keep their blood pressure levels normal and to have regular checkup.
A brief presentation was displayed regarding the activities of Emirates India Fraternity Forum (EIFF) followed with its future plans which was very much appreciated by the guests and audience.
Though more than 80 people were registered for Blood Donation due to lacks of time only 50 persons were able to donate the blood which made the program a grand success.
Mr. Muhammad Ali, Program Coordinator conveyed the vote of thanks to the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Union Defense Force for their support and all the donors, Chief Guests for their valuable health tips also to Abu Dhabi Blood Bank staff for the assistance they provided and the volunteers who actively participated to make this event a successful one. Before conclusion a light refreshments was provided to the participants.