East Renfrewshire’s Provost is getting behind a campaign to encourage people of all faiths, and no faith, to give blood.
Provost Jim Fletcher met with faith leaders and Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) representatives as part of the Islamic Unity Society's Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign (IHBDC).
As part of the campaign, SABS reach out to other community, faith and cultural leaders, asking them to encourage their communities to sign up as donors. In 2019, the campaign is reaching out to communities across East Renfrewshire to encourage new blood donors.
I am delighted to support SNBTS, and would like to encourage people to consider giving up an hour of their time to help save or improve the lives of people in Scotland.
Provost Jim Fletcher
Provost Fletcher said: 'East Renfrewshire has a strong tradition of blood donation, with regular sessions in Clarkston, Neilston, Newton Mearns and Barrhead. These sessions welcome almost 2,000 blood donors every year. I am delighted to support SNBTS, and would like to encourage people to consider giving up an hour of their time to help save or improve the lives of people in Scotland.'
Contributing to the society we live in is an important part of our faith, and this campaign encourages people to do just that.
Iftkhar Ali, The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society.
Iftkhar Ali, the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, added: “Contributing to the society we live in is an important part of our faith, and this campaign encourages people to do just that. It is always a pleasure to work on the blood donation campaign, and we’re looking forward to growing it even more in the future.'
Edward Ford, Head of Donor Services West, SNBTS, said: 'It's great to have this opportunity to promote blood donation and we thank SABS and the Provost for their support. This campaign is an important part of boosting life-saving blood supplies and we look forward to welcoming many new blood donors.'
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