Empower organises blood donation drive

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Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower

Dubai, UAE: Within the framework of its social, national and humanitarian responsibility, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has organized a blood donation campaign for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre at Latifa Hospital upon the celebration of the World Blood Donor Day. This stems from Empower’s deep-seated belief in the importance of promoting a culture of blood donation for its vital role in saving the lives of the sick and the injured. The World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14 every year and this year’s theme was ‘Give blood and keep the world beating’.

With the required number of blood donors from its employees and those who were previously registered, Empower has successfully completed its campaign to the fullest. Dinner meals and water were distributed among the donors out of the company’s keenness to provide them with good nutritional care and honored them with e-Certificates.

The campaign aims to support the goals of the World Health Organization and to realize the UAE Vision 2021, which seeks to build a cohesive and vibrant Emirati society, and the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to establish a solid, compatible and mutually supportive society that adopts common human values.

The campaign also brings to light the main objectives of the World Blood Donor Day, providing a global platform to show gratitude to blood donors for their utter sense of altruism, raising the public awareness and encouraging them to donate blood constantly so as to ensure the quality and availability of blood for the patients who are in need for it. 

“The blood donation campaign comes within the framework of the social, national and humanitarian responsibility that Empower shoulders and its firm belief in the importance of promoting a culture of blood donation for the crucial role it plays in saving the lives of the sick and the injured and for the benefit of the individuals and the whole community”, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said.  

It is noteworthy that Empower pays special attention to blood donation campaigns over a decade especially during the challenging time of Covid-19 pandemic. The company has been holding blood donation campaigns partnered with the Dubai Blood Donation Center, the Thalassemia Treatment Center, the Dubai Health Authority, Blood Donors Kerala-UAE and others.

Empower provides district cooling services to more than 1,252 buildings, catering to more than 140,000 customers, with a total cooling capacity of 1.64 million Refrigeration Tons (RT). The Company offers eco-friendly district cooling services to a number of high-profile developments, such as Dubai Waterfront, Bluewaters, Dubai International Financial Centre, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall and many others.