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Give Blood. Save Lives ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT 2019 BLOOD DONATION CAMPAIGN

Monday 25 February 2019

The Royal Opera House Muscat will hold its 6th annual blood donation campaign under the slogan "Give Blood, Save Lives" on 6th March from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the south porch at the opera house (southern entrance at ROHM). The Royal Opera House Muscat, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, The Directorate of General Health and Blood Bank, has designed an event to encourage everyone who can, to come and join in the drive to donate blood in Muscat. 

Donating blood is a simple act, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. The donation process may take a few minutes of your time, but the enduring impact of your gift can be life-saving. 

 

The blood donation event is open to the public and ROHM staff members. Volunteers will be tested by a medical team who will check haemoglobin levels, blood pressure, blood type and other criteria needed in order to meet the conditions for donating blood. Sit in a peaceful environment, with privacy and comfort, and take your place among the millions whose blood contributes to saving the lives of men, women and children around the world. 

"You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."      Kahlil Gibran 

Date/location: 6th March 2019, 10 am til 5pm. South porch, ROHM

 

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This is the 6th annual campaign held by the opera house to increase awareness of this very important drive, a campaign which grows each year with more success and interest. Around the world medical institutions use more than 112.5 million blood donations collected globally through health institutions, and this quantity is increasing year on year.

The Royal Opera House Muscat successfully launched its first blood donation campaign in 2014, when it witnessed many generous donors from different nationalities and ages. Safe blood saves lives and improves health. The blood you give will be used in many different ways for many different reasons: blood transfusion is needed for women with complications of pregnancy before, during or after childbirth; children with severe anaemia often resulting from malaria or malnutrition need your blood; people with extreme trauma following man-made and natural disasters suffer badly with blood loss; and, many complex medical and surgical procedures and cancer patients require safe transfusion of safe blood. Without regular voluntary blood donations, there would not be blood to save these lives.