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Blood Donation Drive held on AUS Campus
Members of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) community gave the gift of life at an on-campus blood donation drive held today, October 11.
Commenting on the drive, Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs said, "The positive turnout of this blood drive was a testament of the AUS community's commitment to saving lives. Our students' increasing awareness about blood drive was key to this event's success. This campaign is one of OSA's many initiatives to promote productive relations with the external community. I thank the student volunteers for their time and effort in supporting this campaign."
"This is my first time giving blood. I am doing it because I really want to motivate others to do the same," said Hanadi Al Naqbi, an engineering student.
Al Naqbi is just one of many students and other members of the campus community who participated at the successful blood donation drive held at the Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today. By mid-day, over 150 people had already donated.
Donating blood was also a first for Tammam El Atrache, a finance student. "No one just lives here by himself. By giving blood, you are contributing to a good cause and helping others out," he said.
The campaign was held in conjunction with the Community Services Division of the Office of Student Affairs and the Dubai Blood Donation Center.
"Volunteering for Community Services is amazing. There are so many people this year seeing the need to donate blood because of the number of accidents occurring," said Rihab Badshah, a management information systems student who has been volunteering with the Community Services Division for over a year.