Kabul – 1st June 2016

As a part of its commitment to support Afghans and to meet the daily needs of Afghan hospitals and be prepared for emergencies, Etisalat launched the third phase of its yearly blood donation campaign on 1 June 2016, in Kabul. The campaign, started in 2014, serves raise awareness about the importance of blood donation in the community and promotes the culture of sharing and connecting with others.

‘We understand that our donated blood eases people’s access to safe and sufficient blood and helps those in urgent need of blood transfusion. Using this opportunity, we strongly encourage other members of the society to donate blood and save precious lives.’ Said Dr. Salah Zerguerras, CEO of Etisalat Afghanistan.

Etisalat launches this yearly campaign to extend a helping hand towards those sick people who are in need of blood transfusion, invite more blood donors and raise awareness of need of blood donation.

‘While we are proud and appreciative of Etisalat employees, we need others to join them in this humanitarian act and help their own people who are in need of blood donation.’ said head of Central Blood Bank of Afghanistan, ‘We assure all the donors that their donated blood will only be given to deserving patients.’

As a part of its social responsibilities, Etisalat Afghanistan has been committed to support Afghanistan in the areas of health, education and other key areas that lead the country toward a better tomorrow.