Meezan Bank joined hands with ‘The Indus Hospital (TIH)’, Karachi to hold a Blood Donation Drive at its Head Office in Karachi recently. This activity is a part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, devised to provide Pakistan’s first Centralized Blood Centre at TIH, run entirely on voluntary blood donations. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Bank has been a part of this noble cause for TIH and other partners for its Annual Blood Donation Drive.
This drive, scheduled specifically before Ramadan when fewer blood donations are made; saw active participation from over 120 staff members. The Bank also contributed to the cause by helping create awareness on the importance of donating blood for the greater benefit of the society.
Managed by TIH’s clinical staff, the donors were also facilitated via a range of free screening tests. Apart from mandatory tests, the staff was also screened for infections that maybe transmitted during blood transfusion, in order to ensure a safe supply of blood to the patients.
Commenting on this noble cause, the deputy CEO – Mr.Ariful Islam said: “We strongly feel that TIH Blood Donation Drive is a great initiative through which we contribute to the community as well as create awareness on the health benefits of donating blood on a regular basis.”