The Torch Doha hotel associates step forward to donate blo…
The Torch Doha Hotel in coordination with Hamad Medical Corporation organised a blood donation campaign on May 16th 2013. The initiative is part of the corporate social responsibility program undertaken by the hotel.
A total of 60 staff members came on board for the cause and managed to donate approximately 450 ml of blood per person, an equivalent of 30 l of blood.
"We are glad to see so many of our staff members volunteer for a great cause. Our efforts are not limited to this occasion as we encourage everyone to show concern for regular donations to save lives", says Hotel Manager Sherif Sabry.
The blood donation initiative is organized every year by the Human Resources Department at The Torch Doha. The staff were informed in advance and we placed notices and posters to encourage participation. The Blood Donation event at The Torch coincides with National Volunteer Week around the world.
Director of Training and Personnel, Mr. Ashraf Shokair said: "We want to be actively outward-looking when it comes to blood donation. Not too long ago we witnessed a special situation in the hotel when one of our associates was in urgent need of blood due to a surgical procedure. One of his colleagues who had a compatible blood type donated voluntarily and this helped immensely. It was a magnificent gesture and showed our ongoing commitment to support each other and give back to the community."